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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Statement on the Appointment of Special Counselor Robert Mueller

May 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson issued the following statement in response to the appointment of Robert Mueller to investigate Trump-Russia ties:

“The appointment of Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government is a long-awaited step in the right direction. After a week of constant controversy, Americans’ faith in government may begin to be restored.

“I applaud Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for having the courage to name a special counselor, a decision that Mr. Trump has denounced as a “witch hunt.” My view is that if there is no connection between the president or his campaign and Russia, he should have nothing to worry about. But the news that the president’s team knew that General Michael Flynn was under investigation and hired him anyway, underscores the need for the Russia probe.

“Mr. Mueller is widely viewed as a man of the highest integrity who can be counted on to maintain that standard. I hope he will have all of the authority and resources necessary to conduct a thorough investigation, no matter where it may lead him, without any interference by the White House.”