Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on DOJ Appointment of Special Counsel

May 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel:

“I applaud the Department of Justice (DOJ) for taking steps in the right direction by appointing a special counsel to oversee the investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 Presidential elections. We have long suspected ties between Russian operatives and this White House Administration that date back to the 2016 presidential election. Now Congress and the American people will have the opportunity to receive detailed information on the facts of what took place during last year’s election cycle. After the firing of the former FBI Director James Comey, there was an outcry from myself, the Democratic Illinois delegation and many more calling for a special counsel. I stand for any decision that moves this country toward more transparency in our government.”