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Rep. Zeldin Statement Re: The Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate ‘the 2016 Presidential Election and Related Matters’

May 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) issued a statement in response to the United States Department of Justice’s determination that a Special Counsel be appointed to investigate matters related to “the 2016 presidential election and related matters”. The following statement from Congressman Zeldin was originally posted on Facebook yesterday evening:

“The United States Department of Justice has determined that a Special Counsel should be named for the investigation into 'the 2016 presidential election and related matters'. I look forward to reviewing all findings and recommendations as a result of this investigation. This entire process must be entirely about facts. I will not rush to judgment without facts. This is a very wide ranging, multi faceted investigation that I completely support, and it must be thorough, complete, and accurate. This very important process must not be at all about jamming through highly charged, emotional and partisan conclusions. This also must not be an investigation desperately seeking a crime like a witch hunt. This is about facts first above all else wherever those facts may lead.”