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Rubio, Nelson praise pick of Robert Mueller to oversee Russia investigation

Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson react to the news that Robert Mueller will be special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election.

Rubio: "Mr. Mueller is widely respected for his independence and professionalism. I have confidence that he will conduct a fair and thorough investigation. For the sake of the country, all parties must fully cooperate with his efforts that are focused on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This effort should in no way be allowed to impede the ability of the Senate Intelligence Committee to conduct and conclude its investigation into the same subject. It is my hope that these investigations will now move expeditiously.”

Nelson: “Bob Mueller has the experience to conduct a thorough investigation. Now, the administration must provide him the resources and independent authority he needs to follow the facts wherever they lead.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:51pm]

    

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