May 17, 2017

Wyden Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel:

“The appointment of an independent special counsel is a necessary first step to figure out what happened to our democracy – and essential to making sure that no one – not even the president, is above the law. As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee I am going to bird-dog this every step of the way to be sure that former Director Mueller is given the broad scope and resources he needs to conduct a thorough investigation,” Wyden said.

“This announcement didn’t happen by accident – it happened because the free press and the American people demanded it. This administration can’t get away with sticking its head in the sand and hoping the country's outrage at this attack on our democracy would go away.“