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Curbelo changed his tune on a special counsel

At 4:45 p.m., Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) was not enthusiastic about a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“I truly believe that to find the truth, which is what’s key here, because that will drive everything else, Congress establishing a bipartisan select committee, with its own staff, its own resources, and the singular mission of discovering the truth on all these controversies, whether it’s Russia, the Comey firing … That is the best vehicle.” he told The Post. “Whatever gets uncovered there, obviously, will have to acted upon in some way or another. And, you know, these special prosecutors, it can get messy, it’s putting all the eggs in one basket. What if you get someone like Ken Starr, who is erratic and really takes away credibility from the process? That’s very dangerous.”

After the announcement that Robert Mueller would actually be appointed to the job of special counsel, he changed his tune.

“This is something every American should be celebrating today,” he told MSNBC. “This will get us many steps closer to the truth.”

He celebrated the appointment of Mueller as someone with bipartisan respect.

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