Durbin Statement On Committee Passage Of Bill To Protect Special Counsel Investigation

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the Committee voted 14-7 to pass bipartisan legislation to protect the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

Senators of both parties have made comments in the press that the Special Counsel’s investigation must be allowed to proceed. We are dealing with a President who has repeatedly attempted to undermine the integrity of that investigation. This measure passed today with strong bipartisan support, which I hope will be noted by the Republican Majority Leader—he should bring this bill to the floor without delay.” 

In an interview on Fox & Friends this morning, President Trump said that he may change his mind at some point and interfere with the Special Counsel’s investigation.