Fortenberry Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel Mueller

May 18, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Justice's appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

"I believe this is an important development by the Justice Department to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. In addition, Former FBI Director James Comey should come to Congress, testify, and share the contents of pertinent memos. This is a first step to cut through the various competing interpretations. All of this movement should enhance one goal: restoring trust." 

Fortenberry serves on the House Appropriations Committee.