Washington, D.C. - Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has issued the following statement regarding the appointment of Robert Mueller to special counsel:
"I continue to believe that the President should promptly nominate an FBI Director who is above politics-ideally a Democrat-to restore public trust. Such an appointment would obviate the need for an independent counsel.
"In the interim, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to continue the investigation into any links between Russia and individuals associated with the Trump campaign, and any matters that arose from such investigation-an assignment that encompasses investigating the recent allegations surrounding Michael Flynn and James Comey.
"I have every confidence that Robert Mueller will execute these responsibilities with integrity and professionalism.
"I look forward to reviewing the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the findings by the various House and Senate Committees investigating these issues."