Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, on Thursday said he likes the choice of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as the special counsel on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“It sounds to be a great choice and it is the right move and a great choice to put some confidence back,” Manchin said in an interview with CNN.
“We’re on the right track. And this is a good thing. I think the public should have confidence in what’s going on.”
Manchin said the Senate Intelligence committee will continue to look into Russian meddling and the Trump campaign’s links to Moscow while Mueller’s investigation moves forward.
“The special prosecutor will do his job and we’ll see where it goes,” he said.
“But we’re going to make sure that we uncover and have transparency and whatever’s there is there. Let the intel take you to the facts and the facts will take you to the truth.”