The White House's past comments on investigating Russian ties

The White House had previously said there was no need for a special prosecutor to look into possible Russian ties with the Trump campaign.
1:11 | 05/18/17

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A we know that it's necessary if got a house committee and senate committee. And in part of justice and all working on this I don't think that there's necessary need at this point. To add that you've got the deputy attorney general hit I would say it's about as independent as it comes. Due to the fact that he has such bipartisan support. There's frankly no need for special prosecutor we've discussed this before you have to Senate Committees. They're looking into this the FBI is conducting. Their own review. And and I think if you even look at what acting director McCabe said last week he made it very clear that they have the resources that they need and that the work continues. Tonight breaking news as we come on the air system SARS is justice just moments ago revealing they will appoint a special counsel. Former FBI director Robert Moeller will now serve as special counsel overseeing the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And any possible collusion would associates of the trump campaign the department saying it's in the public interest.

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