Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam released the following statement after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate allegations of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election:

"The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election is a welcome development. Former FBI Director Mueller is a man of the utmost integrity. I have complete confidence in his ability to conduct a thorough investigation, wherever the facts may lead."