Menendez Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference in US Presidential Election

Menendez Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference in US Presidential Election

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Bob Menendez reacted tonight to the announcement that the Department of Justice is appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel for the investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election, saying 

“Earlier this year, I stood on the floor of the Senate and said that I believed the only way to ensure that the American people get the answers they demand about Russian efforts to influence our presidential election is through a truly independent, non-partisan investigation.  In just the last few days, my office has received thousands of phone calls and emails from New Jerseyans who are rightly worried and losing confidence in the integrity of this process.   

“With Republicans in the majority refusing to support the establishment of an independent commission, the authority exercised by the Deputy Attorney General this evening is an important step toward restoring people’s confidence.  What’s important now is that we make certain this investigation has the necessary resources, free of conflicts of interests and shielded from partisan politics.”

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