Cantwell Statement on Appointment of a Special Council to Lead FBI Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Wednesday, May 17, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement in response to news that former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been selected as special counsel in the investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election:

“I am glad someone of Robert Muller’s stature will be taking the reins of an independent investigation into Russian interference into our election. I still have concerns and questions about the involvement of Attorney General Sessions in the firing of FBI Director Comey.”

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