Robert Mueller Appointed as Special Counsel in Russian Influence Probe

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Robert Mueller Appointed as Special Counsel in Russian Influence Probe

Published on May 18, 2017 by Larry Crippen

Wednesday, the Justice Department announced it has appointed the former director of the FBI Robert Mueller to the post of special counsel to head a federal investigation into alleged Russian influence in the presidential election of 2016.

The special counsel position will give Mueller the authority to investigate whether certain individuals involved in the Trump campaign were in collusion with Russian authorities to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. His authority also includes prosecution of any crimes uncovered in the investigation.

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