Breaking: Robert Mueller to oversee Russia election probe as special counsel

This is good, let’s get this all behind us so that governance can continue in Washington.

 

Interestingly, “Worried about fallout, Dems poised to poll-test impeachment.”

Imagine that, not having the circulating male and female hormones to get the job done without field testing what their constituents will think.  (Source)

What is extremely frustrating is that the Republicans who held both the House and the Senate didn’t impeach Obama for real, not imagined high crimes and misdemeanors.

Here is the list provided by Judicial Watch. (Source)

 

Fox News

James Gibson, Catherine Herridge,

May 17, 2017

 

 

Robert Mueller named special counsel for FBI Russia probe.

The Justice Department announced Wednesday it has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into the probe of alleged Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election.

The appointment came amid a growing Democratic outcry for someone outside the Justice Department to handle the politically charged investigation.

“In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement.

My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted.”

 

 

The appointment gives Mueller, who led the FBI through the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and served under presidential administrations of both parties, sweeping powers to investigate whether Trump campaign associates colluded with the Kremlin to influence the outcome on his behalf, as well as the authority to prosecute any crimes uncovered during the probe. 

“I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability,” Mueller said in a statement

The broad mandate, beyond any specific Trump-Russia connection, also covers “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”

Senior DOJ officials told Fox News the White House was informed of the decision for a special counsel after the order had been signed, through the White House Counsel’s office, about an hour before the decision went public.

“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” President Trump said in a statement in reaction to the DOJ announcement. “I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.  In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.”

The Justice Department said Mueller has resigned from his job at a private law firm to take the job of special counsel.

The decision by the DOJ followed the revelation Tuesday that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Trump had asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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