It may not be the ‘special prosecutor’ Democrats wanted, but a special counsel is taking over the Russia investigation. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed to the position by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The probe includes looking at Russia's meddling in the U.S. election, as well as any ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. This isn’t some half-beaned measure - Mueller will have the authority to prosecute any federal crimes that are discovered.
The appointment of a special counsel comes amid the fallout from President Trump's firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey last week. As we’ve been telling you, among the controversies that have arisen are reports of a memo by Comey claiming Trump urged him to quash an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
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