Wednesday, May 17, 2017
BREAKING: DOJ Appoints Special Counsel To Investigate Trump/Russia Connections
In an order dated May 17, Rosenstein wrote that Mueller will conduct an investigation into any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of Donald Trump.
Rosenstein said it was necessary to appoint Mueller at this time so that the American people will have “full confidence” in the outcome of the investigation.
As special counsel Mueller will have all the authority of a U.S. attorney to conduct his investigation. He will also be able to choose members of his team and request a budget from the Justice Department.
Mueller may also prosecute any matters that may arise directly from the investigation.
The White House was not notified of Rosenstein's decision.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.