Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON

Wed May 17, 2017 | 8:56pm EDT

The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

The move followed a week in which the White House was thrown into an uproar amid rising demands by Democrats and some of Trump’s fellow Republicans for an independent probe of whether Russia tried to sway the outcome of November’s presidential election in favor of Trump and against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

In a statement after the Justice Department announcement, Trump said he looked forward to a quick resolution of the matter.


“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,” he said.

Mueller, in a statement tweeted by CBS News said: “I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability.”

Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russia played any role in his November election victory, but the Russia issue has clouded his early months in office. Moscow has denied U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion it meddled in the campaign.

But pressure on the White House intensified after Trump’s firing last week of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, who had been leading a federal probe into the matter, and allegations that Trump had asked Comey to end the FBI investigation.

The issue spilled over onto Wall Street on Wednesday where the S&P 500 and the Dow had their biggest one-day declines since September as investor hopes for tax cuts and other pro-business policies faded amid the political tumult.

“My decision (to appoint a special counsel) is not the finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement announcing the special counsel.


“I determined that a special counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome,” he said.


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  1. Cal 17 May, 2017, 22:09

    “The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow.”

    Let me see, Hillary Clinton had so much more to do with the Russians, and more, that was actually TREASONOUS;
    “Bill Clinton received half a million dollars in 2010 for a speech he gave in Moscow, paid by a Russian firm, Renaissance Capital, that has ties to Russian intelligence. The Clinton Foundation took money from Russian officials and oligarchs, including Victor Kekselberg, a Putin confidant. The Foundation also received millions of dollars from Uranium One, which was sold to the Russian government in 2010, giving Russia control of 20% of the uranium deposits in the U.S. — the sale required approval from Hillary Clinton’s State Department. What’s more, at least some of these donations weren’t disclosed.” http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/check-it-out-the-new-york-times-just-exposed-the-hillary-clinton-russia-nexus/

    “”Ian Telfer, the head of the Russian government’s uranium company, Uranium One, made four foreign donations totaling $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all such donors,” the Times has reported.” https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html?_r=0

    Let me list why Robert Mueller is just as corrupt as Hillary Clinton; certainly did not, does not keep his Oath; worked AGAINST America, Americans, etc.

    Robert Mueller, 6th Director of the FBI and is best known for pushing to expand wiretap laws in the U.S.. Notice that this was expansion of UNLAWFUL wiretapping of American citizens.

    2001, President Bush nominated Mueller as FBI Director, JUST BEFORE (one week before) September 11. Why would Nazi Bush put Mueller in as FBI Director before 9/11 except to assist in that false flag against our nation, and its subsequent cover-up if he was someone he already knew he could count on to work AGAINST the USA from within? Do the research, the Bushes have always been for the Nazi Regime, etc over the US Constitution, supported Hitler along with many other “prominent” Americans who got “prominent” only because of America. Remember the FBI was there very quickly on 9/11 and other false flags.

    He was involved in the FBI being used AGAINST Americans on US soil.

    Show me in the US Constitution where an agency/cies like the FBI, CIA, BLM, NSA, TSA, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc are allowed to be created and used against the American people. Because NONE of them keep their Oath.

    He is the same kind of carp (deliberate misspell) as the Bush’s Clinton’s, Carter, Obama, and all of their administrations. I have been fighting them since Bush 1. Mueller is just another piece of the swamp that needs to be charged, prosecuted for his crimes against our nation, against the American people.

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  2. Reallly 18 May, 2017, 06:18

    The FBI: probing Americans indefinitely.

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