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Congressman Ro Khanna

Representing the 17th District of California

STATEMENT: Rep. Ro Khanna on the Appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel

May 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following statement on the Department of Justice appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller III as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 Election.

"The Department of Justice's decision to appoint Robert Mueller III is a welcome step towards finding answers on the Trump administration's ties to Russia. He will bring integrity and professionalism to the role. However, an independent commission should still be established to investigate not only Russia's interference in 2016 election but also the possible matter of obstruction of justice and leaking of classified information coming from the White House. I encourage my colleagues across the aisle to sign the discharge petition to bring the Protecting Our Democracy Act immediately to the House floor for a vote."

About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.