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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Raskin Joins 171 Dems in Letter of Support for Special Counsel Investigation

December 21, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined 171 Members of Congress, led by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), in sending a letter to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, Rod J. Rosenstein, to express their support for the investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III.

Special Counsel Mueller was appointed by Mr. Rosenstein on May 17, 2017 to lead an investigation into important matters arising out of the 2016 elections, including “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.”  However, despite Mr. Mueller’s record of integrity, established through his previous service as the FBI Director during two presidential administrations, and despite the clear progress that Mr. Mueller is making in his investigation, the right-wing media, Republican Members of Congress and President Donald Trump, himself, have attempted to undermine Mr. Mueller’s investigation by advancing a false narrative that Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation is biased.

We write to express our support for the work of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, and to urge you to ensure that he be allowed to continue his investigation – unfettered by political influence or threats to his authority – to its natural and appropriate conclusion based on the law, the facts, and the evidence,” the Members wrote.  

The full letter is available here