Merkley Statement on Appointment of Special Prosecutor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after news reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor to investigate potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia:

“This is a victory for all Americans who believe in the integrity of the rule of law. This investigation must be given the full resources and independence it needs to succeed. We must follow the facts wherever they lead, and demand complete accountability for any wrongdoing that is found.”