Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Cohen’s Statement on the Appointment of a Special Prosecutor in the Trump-Russia Investigation

May 17, 2017
Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, released the following statement after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in the Trump-Russia investigation:

“I applaud the appointment of Bob Mueller as a special prosecutor in the Trump-Russia investigation. Director Mueller has a sterling reputation as former director of the FBI and as a former federal prosecutor. However, a bipartisan, independent commission is also needed, as well as continued Congressional oversight of the Executive Branch.  We need to see documents and interview witnesses to uncover the full truth about any possible abuses of power.”