Press Release

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.”