Congressman Tim Ryan Reacts to DOJ Appointment of Special Counsel

May 17, 2017

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement regarding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointing a Special Counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.  Former F.B.I. Director and prosecutor Robert Mueller has been appointed to the position.

“This was a necessary and long-overdue step by the Department of Justice that moves us closer to getting to the truth. We need to remain vigilant and steadfast in the face of President Trump’s repeated attempts to obstruct justice. These serious allegations and the President’s extremely suspicious actions underscore why we cannot trust the Trump Administration to conduct a credible investigation.”