News Alert: Justice Department to appoint special counsel to oversee probe of Russian meddling in 2016 election

Robert Mueller, a former prosecutor who served as the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, has agreed to serve in the role, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. The move marks a concession by the Trump administration to Democratic demands for the investigation to be run independently of the Justice Department.

 
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News Alert Wed., May. 17, 2017 6:03 p.m.
 
 
Justice Department to appoint special counsel to oversee probe of Russian meddling in 2016 election
Robert Mueller, a former prosecutor who served as the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, has agreed to serve in the role, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. The move marks a concession by the Trump administration to Democratic demands for the investigation to be run independently of the Justice Department.
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