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Sasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe

Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseToobin: Flake and Sasse ‘never actually take a stand’ against Trump GOP lawmaker on Trump's 'Horseface' comment: 'That's not the way men act' Republican senator and Sean Hannity clash over claims in new book MORE (R-Neb.) on Sunday said Americans should applaud the choice of former FBI Director Bob Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia’s meddling in the United States election. 

Sasse, in an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” said there is “lots of good stuff” about the fact that Mueller is leading the investigation. 

“The FBI is a special institution that is supposed to be defending the American Constitution by letting investigative paths go where they lead,” Sasse said.

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last Wednesday announced the appointment of Mueller to lead the probe.

Sasse on Sunday praised Mueller’s record and questioned the motive of Russia, which the intelligence community concluded tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.