Appointment Of Mueller As Special Counsel Praised By Former Federal Prosecutor In Ohio

May 18, 2017

Carole Rendon

The Justice Department’s selection of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel investigating ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is drawing bipartisan praise.

A former federal prosecutor in Ohio says that’s for a good reason. ML Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent reports.

Carole Rendon was among the nearly four-dozen U.S. attorneys unexpectedly fired by the Trump administration in March. Both Mueller and the man who appointed him Wednesday evening, Rod Rosenstein, had been US attorneys in other districts, and Rendon says she respects both. She thinks Mueller, a former FBI director, will do a thorough job.

“I think it’s really important for the American people to have faith that this investigation that is so critical is going to be done effectively, that it’s going to be done independently of the political process and that it’s going to be done by somebody who’s got the qualifications that you need to handle something of this
magnitude. And Bob Mueller certainly does."

Rendon, who was U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio for a year, is now in private practice in Cleveland.