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Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

3 months 1 week 5 hours ago Wednesday, May 17 2017 May 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 5:03 PM May 17, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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

It follows the revelation Tuesday that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that Trump had asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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