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Attorney General Becerra: Special Counsel an Important Step to Ensure Integrity of Our Democracy

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director Robert Mueller to investigate the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election: 

“I previously called for the appointment of an independent special counsel because the American people deserve answers. This appointment is an important step to ensure the integrity of our democracy and the primacy of the rule of law in the operations of our government. I’m hopeful that former Director Mueller will follow the facts wherever they may lead. And no one, including the President, should get in the way.”  

Last week, Attorney General Becerra joined Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and a coalition of 20 attorneys general in calling for the immediate appointment of an independent special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election. Read the letter here

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