Blumenthal Statement on Justice Department Appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement today in response to the Department of Justice’s appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate Trump ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election:

“This choice is a solid and significant step toward reaffirming the rule of law. Bob Mueller has the expertise and experience, guts and backbone to uncover the truth. Now we need to make certain that he is assured the resources and independence to pursue the facts wherever they lead. The scope must be unlimited so he can investigate and prosecute not only the Russian interference in our election and Trump ties to it, but also possible obstruction of justice. His mandate, in short, must be unconditional.”