Rep. Sewell Statement on DOJ Special Counsel Appointment
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between Russian officials and U.S. persons. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell releases the following statement:
“The appointment of a special counsel to lead an investigation is an important step forward. Robert Meuller is a respected legal mind who knows our intelligence community and has earned the trust of lawmakers from both parties. I hope that his leadership will help restore the public’s confidence that Russia’s attack on our elections will be investigated thoroughly and independently.”
“The appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in no way eliminates the need for a thorough investigation by the House Intelligence Committee. As a Member of that Committee, I will continue my work to get to the bottom of Russia’s attack by following the facts wherever they lead. I believe that the House Intelligence Committee will also have a role in ensuring that the new special counsel receives whatever resources he needs to conduct a full investigation.”
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.