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House Democratic Leader Questions Special Counsel's Independence

HeadlineMay 19, 2017
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On Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she’s worried the White House could try to influence newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller as he investigates possible ties between Trump officials and Russia.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "I’m concerned that Director Mueller will still be subject to the supervision of the Trump-appointed leadership at the Justice Department. We must remain vigilant to protect the integrity of the Mueller investigation. A special prosecutor cannot take the place of a truly independent outside commission that is completely free from the Trump administration’s meddling."

Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed to have recused himself from the Russia investigation.

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