American Bridge Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel on Russia

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement after the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation:

“The appointment of former FBI Director Mueller is a welcome step in the right direction. However, the reality is that this investigation can’t operate with 100% independence while still working under the umbrella of the Trump administration’s Justice Department. The country deserves an investigation that is conducted entirely free of political influence, and the Trump administration has proven incapable of allowing the Justice Department to work in that fashion. We still need a truly independent commission investigating this scandal on behalf of the country.”