Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appoints former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel in the Justice Department’s Russia investigation.
The decision is made after pressure from FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe, intelligence officials, and the media. It also serves as a bandaid to repair Rosenstein’s image after he was found to be covering for Donald Trump in the firing of James Comey the previous week.
Law experts are suspicious of the notice to Congress (above), believing it might actually exclude investigating Russian interference and focus solely on Trump campaign members.
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