February 01, 2018

ABA President Bass stresses importance of ensuring independence for Special Prosecutor Mueller

VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2018 – American Bar President Hilarie Bass released a statement today at the ABA 2018 Midyear Meeting on the importance of safeguarding independence for Special Prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III: 

“The United States has a history of using independent investigations to protect the nation against abuses of power. For such investigations to work, they must be allowed to go forward unfettered by threats, intimidation tactics and interference by other branches of government. Independent Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation cannot continue to be unfairly undermined by such tactics. It is important not just because of the critical significance of the questions being investigated by Mr. Mueller, but also because maintaining the independence of such investigations is essential to upholding the rule of law – and democracy itself – as they serve as a control on actions that potentially violate our core constitutional principles.”  

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