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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on Appointment of Special Prosecutor for Investigation into Russia

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the announcement that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor for the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.

“This is an important development and in light of everything that’s transpired this was the appropriate action to take. I commend Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for taking the initiative to appoint a special prosecutor. While I hope the committees go forward with their business, the Justice Department should be commended for taking the right step," said Larson.