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U.S. Rep. Castor's statement on appointment of special counsel for Russia investigation

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Washington, May 17, 2017 | comments
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement on tonight's appointment of a special counsel by U.S. Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein:
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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement on tonight's appointment of a special counsel by U.S. Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein:

"The appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate potential wrongdoing between Russia and President Trump is an important and overdue step to fully uncover the extent of Russian meddling in our political system and potential obstruction of justice. A fully independent investigation outside of the partisan politics of Congress is required to restore public trust. This is a tall order and I hope the Special Counsel is up to this task. The appointment comes on the heels of intransigence by Congressional Republicans who as late as this afternoon refused to bring to the House floor a bipartisan bill I have co-sponsored to establish a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the malign Russian influence on our democratic system, the Trump campaign, and his administration. I urge President Trump, all of his associates and all who love this country to be forthright and do everything they can to cooperate and aid the investigation. The American people deserve no less."

 

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