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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Raja Welcomes Appointment Of Special Counsel, Emphasizes Ongoing Need For Independent Commission

May 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Oversight Committee, released the following statement in response to the announcement of former FBI Director Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election:

“I’m heartened that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has appointed a special counsel, especially one as qualified a choice as former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Though the appointment of Mr. Mueller is a good step in the right direction, I still firmly believe in the need for a 9/11-style commission on Russian interference. While Mr. Mueller will be independently pursuing criminal investigations, there is a need for broader fact finding in areas where the letter of the law may not have been violated, but important questions of national security still lie in the balance and must be addressed for the safety and security of the American people.”​