Justice Department appoints special prosecutor to investigate Russia, Trump campaign ties

Here we go: In the investigation between potential collusion between Russian hacking efforts and members of the Donald Trump campaign, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has just announced the appointment of a special prosecutor.

“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,” Rosenstein said in a statement. “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”
Rosenstein has appointed ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller, who served in the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, to the role.

via Daily Kos Justice Department appoints special prosecutor to investigate Russia, Trump campaign ties

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