Rep. Ami Bera Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference in 2016 Election
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) released the following statement after the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller special counsel to lead the investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“We owe it to the American people to find out what happened, and I’m encouraged to see that the Justice Department has appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. I hope Former Director Mueller, a tried public servant, is given the opportunity to conduct a thorough and independent investigation to get to the bottom of this. It’s time to put politics aside for the sake of our democracy.”
Rep. Bera has served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee since 2013, and currently serves as the Vice Ranking Member.