Robert Mueller Appointed Special Counsel

May 18, 2017

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel by the Department of Justice to investigate the Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. The reaction by the President was to say he hoped the investigation would be concluded expeditiously and in the meantime he would go about the business of governing. There were mixed reactions form members of Congress with most applauding the move, but some Republicans expressing concern over the broad powers of special counsels.