Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Speaks Out in Defense of Special Counsel

Mar 17, 2018
Press Release

NASHVILLE — Amid reports that President Trump’s lawyer wants a premature end to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s active investigation, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) defended the probe, urging Congress to protect Mueller so he can finish examining Russian interference in American affairs.

“Republicans must join Democrats and move to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation,” Rep. Cooper said. “Americans deserve the whole truth. Anything less corrodes our democracy. The investigation must be allowed to continue.”

Hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired high-ranking FBI official Andrew McCabe in the dark of night, The Daily Beast reported today that John Dowd, President Trump’s counsel, said officials should “bring an end” to Mueller’s investigation. Rep. Cooper has joined several legislative efforts to protect the probe.