Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

Kaptur statement on appointment of former FBI Director Mueller as special counsel

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Below is a statement attributable to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) regarding the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel.

“The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller is an overdue but constructive first step in ensuring a proper investigation of Trump Administration ties to Russia and Russian interests occurs within the Department of Justice.

"Though Mr. Mueller is well respected, ultimately our nation needs an independent commission that is free from politics and takes the Trump Administration out of the equation. This Administration has proved time and time again they cannot give straight answers to the American people.

"The Department of Justice should turn over a new leaf. This includes assisting Congressional Committees as they gather information and specifically, the Department should immediately send documents Committees have been requesting since February pertaining to former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn's contacts with Russia."

“The American people are owed the whole truth on how Russia’s covert operatives have been trying to damage the integrity of our election process and how deeply Russian influence reaches into this Administration.”