May 17, 2017

Van Hollen Statement on Appointment of a Special Counsel in the Russia Investigation

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement on the appointment of a special counsel in the Russia investigation:

"Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the right decision by appointing a special counsel. He determined that the law and circumstances demanded this action despite White House opposition. Thanks to all who called upon him to do the right thing for the country. Now, we need to make sure the special counsel has the resources to uncover the truth about potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Congress must also do its job and vote to establish a non-partisan commission to provide the American public with a full picture of the Russian interference in our elections so we can take all necessary measures to protect the integrity of our democracy."