Thursday, May 18, 2017 05:51 PM

SEN. CORKER: 'I RESPECT' DECISION TO APPOINT MUELLER SPECIAL COUNSEL ON RUSSIA PROBE

NASHVILLE - U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said today he respects Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. "I respect Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel and appreciate the briefing he provided to members of the Senate today," said Corker, who along with other senators heard from Rosenstein earlier this afternoon. "Robert Mueller is a widely respected law enforcement professional, and I trust that under his leadership the investigation will be conducted in an independent and expeditious manner," Corker said. "I also expect the Senate Intelligence Committee to continue its investigation." The Tennessee senator did not elaborate further on Rosenstein's briefing of senators. On Wednesday, Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor, simply tweeted "I look forward to hearing from Deputy AG Rosenstein about his decision to appoint a special counsel when he briefs the Senate tomorrow. But he drew headlines earlier in the week when he told Washington-based reporters that the spate of negative stories regarding Trump and intelligence had put the White House ...

News source: Times Free Press

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