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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL PROSECUTOR FOR RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

May 17, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonRepresentative Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) has issued the following statement in light of the news that the Justice Department is appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.  Last week, Mr. Lieu - along with Representatives Kathleen Rice and Stacey Plaskett - sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein formally requesting the appointment of a Special Counsel. The Representatives – all former prosecutors – believed Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations compelled Mr. Rosenstein to appoint a Special Counsel.

"Today is a good day for American Democracy.  Thank you Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for following the law."

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