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Former FBI director Robert Mueller will be named special counsel to investigate Russia's interference in the presidential election and the Trump administration, CBS News has learned.
The United States Department of Justice has announced that a special counsel has been appointed to investigate Russian interference into last year's presidential election.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was assigned by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to "oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and related matters."
In a statement, Rosenstein said, "My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command."
Mueller will have 60 days to put together a budget for resources to conduct the investigation and that budget must be approved by Rosenstein. Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously recused himself from all matters related to the presidential campaig
originally posted by: Blaine91555
Mueller should be OK with both sides.
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: theantediluvian
This should shut the liberals up for about 30 seconds.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: FauxMulder
F it, I feel better if that counts for anything.