Congressman Patrick Meehan

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

Meehan Statement on Appointment of Department of Justice Special Counsel

May 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) today issued the following statement after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to oversee the FBI’s investigation into Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 election and related matters:

“Bob Mueller is a man of integrity and I have every confidence he will pursue this investigation and follow the facts, wherever they lead him,” Meehan said. “His appointment as Special Counsel should give the American people confidence that the investigation into Russia’s activities surrounding the 2016 election will be conducted thoroughly and free of political influence. I applaud Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s decision,” said Meehan.

Meehan, a former United States Attorney, worked closely with Mueller in the Justice Department during Mueller’s tenure as Director of the FBI.