TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 18, 2017
Tennessee’s political leadership sounded off on yesterday’s news that former FBI director Robert Mueller would be appointed as special counsel to lead an investigation into potential Russian tampering with U.S. elections. The Nashville Post reports that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) praised the selection of Mueller and encouraged the Senate Intelligence Committee to continue its own investigation, including a public hearing with former FBI Director James Comey. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Nashville) said that while Mueller’s position “isn’t as powerful as an independent counsel,” Mueller will do a better job investigating than Congress can.