OUR VIEW: A reassuring moment in stormy Washington


Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:00 am

OUR VIEW: A reassuring moment in stormy Washington

When we look back on this sad and frightful episode in American presidential history, we should remember this lesson: Don’t take anything for granted. After four months of political war, federal lawmakers, including those representing upstate New York, reached a truce of sorts and actually agreed on something. Republicans and Democrats applauded the Department of Justice for choosing former FBI Director and long-time prosecutor Robert Mueller to head the investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Even U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, who has been taking it on the chin from just about every side of the political aisle, was enthusiastic. “I think it is a very good choice,” Faso said Thursday. “Mueller is a career prosecutor, is not political and is bipartisan. I think he will be able to conduct an independent investigation and the public should be reassured by this decision.”


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