Robert Mueller Is Strong First Step, But We Need Congress Too

Statement of Danielle Brian,
Project On Government Oversight, Executive Director


“This is a strong first step and an appropriate choice for a Special Counsel.

Investigations must go beyond looking solely at criminal behavior, however, to get a more complete picture of any possible significant but non-criminal wrongdoing. Congress also plays a constitutionally important and complementary role, both through its oversight and looking for broader concerns that may require legislation to address. We now also need Congress to stand up a properly resourced and empowered select committee that produces public findings so that the country can have confidence that the rule of law remains intact.”

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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