Intel Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:
"The decision to appoint a special counsel is a very positive step forward. Bob Mueller is a respected former Director of the FBI who knows the Bureau inside and out, and enjoys a superb reputation among members of both parties. His appointment will help reestablish public confidence that the FBI investigation into the Russian active measures campaign during the presidential election and any involvement of U.S. persons will be thorough and any prosecutorial decisions that result are based on sound and independent judgment.
"The appointment of a special counsel is not a substitute for a vigorous investigation in Congress and the House Intelligence Committee will take steps to make sure our investigations do not conflict and ensure the success of both efforts. We will also want to make certain that the special counsel has all the resources it needs to undertake this important task."