Chairman Crowley on Department of Justice Decision to Appoint Special Prosecutor

May 17, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice announced that former FBI Director Robert Mueller will serve as special counsel into the investigation of Russia’s influence in the 2016 election.

“The decision by the Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor underscores the serious nature of the allegations of impropriety and abuse of power by President Trump. While this is an important step forward, we still need a bipartisan, independent commission to carry out a public investigation into Russia’s interference in our election. The American people deserve answers.”