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.”