Sarbanes Defends Mueller Investigation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a joint hearing today held by the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) defended the Mueller investigation from baseless attacks by the Trump Administration and House Republicans.
“… Thinking about those kinds of standards on how an investigation should proceed, you’ve actually left me in a position of having a lot of confidence in the way Bob Mueller is conducting his investigation,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “Because if you take those standards that you are highlighting and you apply them to how he and his team are conducting themselves, he passes with flying colors.”
Sarbanes continued, “Where there’s been evidence of bias, he’s taken steps. In fact, you acknowledge that Ms. Page, Mr. Strzok are not part of that team anymore because he took quick action when there was evidence of bias or even the appearance of bias. There’s no suggestion that there have been improper leaks from this investigation. And by all accounts, both Bob Mueller and Rod Rosenstein are following – to the tee – the rules and standards that ought to apply to an investigation…. You can see that [Mueller] is [conducting his investigation] in a diligent, conscientious way as a straight arrow.”
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