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Engel Statement on One Year Anniversary of Mueller Investigation

Engel Statement on One Year Anniversary of Mueller Investigation

Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement today:

“Today is the first anniversary of the Mueller investigation into the Trump Russia Scandal, but President Trump’s complaints about the length of the inquiry ring hollow. Compared to the duration of other high-profile investigations, Special Counsel Mueller’s inquiry barely registers.  The Republican Benghazi Committee dragged on for more than two years and found nothing more than the multiple other investigations into the same matter. Iran-Contra, Whitewater, and Watergate all lasted years. So, the idea that Special Counsel Mueller should observe some arbitrary deadline set by the subject of the investigation – Donald Trump, himself – is preposterous.

“Yet, even though Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation is comparatively short, the seriousness of the allegations is already clear. Mr. Mueller is racking up convictions and indictments, and all indications suggest there are more to come. President Trump and his Republican allies must not interfere or take any steps to obstruct justice in any way. Frankly, it’s past time for Congress to pass legislation guaranteeing that the Special Counsel can do his job free from political interference.”