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Carson Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel in Russia Investigation

May 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - “Today’s appointment is a strong start. It appears that Director Mueller has been given broad jurisdiction and the ability to pursue the facts of this investigation where they lead, without arbitrary limitations. However, this is just a start. Director Mueller will essentially be starting his investigation from scratch—I hope without any preconceived notions or biases.

“I know from my work on the House Intelligence Committee that answers are not always apparent or easy to find. We cannot expect that he will release findings in the near future. In all likelihood, this investigation will occur out of the public eye so that all facts and witnesses can be treated fairly.

“I look forward to continuing my work on the House Intelligence Committee and hope today signals the start of what can be an independent investigation.”