BREAKING NEWS: A Special Prosecutor Has Been Named For The Russia Investigation

Victory.

The Department of Justice has named a special prosecutor to oversee the Russia investigation. That special prosecutor is former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Mueller served from 2001 through 2013, under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Mueller is the immediate predecessor of the just fired James Comey.

Mueller will be overseeing, presumably, both the investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Russia and into the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election themselves.

POLITICO has the following statement from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:

‘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. A special counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome. Our nation is grounded on the rule of law, and the Public must be assured that government officials administer the law fairly.’

Although Trump’s inner circle has long cast doubts on the necessity of a special prosecutor, Rosenstein announced Mueller’s appointment in his capacity as de facto decision maker on the occasion of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s recusal from the Russia investigation.

As this is a breaking story, check back for updates.

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  1. M.J. Rubio says:

    Never to late to start the end of Trump as President he has more dirty deeds than a Mafia Boss.

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