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Washington, May 17, 2017 | comments
Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor to oversee the Department of Justice's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election:

"This is a very significant step and a win for our democracy and the American people. Robert Mueller has broad respect across party lines and is the right person to lead such an important and sensitive investigation. We must get to the bottom of the Russia question, letting facts guide us to the truth."

Congressman Crist has been calling for an independent investigation, including the appointment of a special prosecutor, into the Trump Administration’s Russian connections. Earlier today, Crist added his name to a discharge petition to force a vote on H.R. 356, bipartisan legislation establishing an independent commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election.
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