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    Pelosi: US Special Counsel for Russia Probe Can't Replace Independent Commission

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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a Special Counsel to lead the probe into President Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia will not eliminate the need for a fully independent congressional commission.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a Special Counsel to lead the probe into President Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia will not eliminate the need for a fully independent congressional commission, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a press release.

    "He [Mueller] cannot take the place of a truly independent, outside commission that is completely free from the Trump Administration’s meddling," Pelosi said Wednesday. "A special prosecutor does not negate the need for vigorous Congressional investigations either."

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