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The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday evening former FBI director Robert Mueller will serve as a special counsel to oversee the FBI’s investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

The investigation will also examine “related matters,” according to a release––indicating Mueller will look at possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government.

It’s an official concession from the Justice Department that the Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election was an extraordinary circumstance, and that bringing in an outsider to oversee the investigation is in the public interest. Rod Rosenstein, the second-in-command at the Justice Department, made the decision. That’s because he oversees the Russia investigation, due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusing himself from it.

It’s not currently clear if the White House received notice the announcement was coming.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/17/justice-department-hands-trump-russia-probe-to-special-counsel

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Who is Robert Mueller? From Wikipedia:

Robert Swan Mueller III (born August 7, 1944) is an American lawyer who was the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 12 years, between September 4, 2001 and September 4, 2013.

Mueller was nominated for the position of FBI Director on July 5, 2001.[3] He and two other candidates were up for the job at the time, but he was always considered the front runner.[4] Washington lawyer George J. Terwilliger III and veteran Chicago prosecutor and white-collar defense lawyer Dan Webb were up for the job but both pulled out from consideration around mid-June. Confirmation hearings for Mueller, in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, were quickly set for July 30, only three days before his prostate cancer surgery.[5][6] The vote on the Senate floor on August 2, 2001, passed unanimously, 98–0.[7] He served as Acting Deputy Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice for several months, before officially becoming the FBI Director on September 4, 2001, just one week before the September 11 attacks against the United States.

On May 12, 2011, it was reported that President Obama had asked Director Mueller to continue at the helm of the FBI for another 2 years beyond his normal term, expiring on September 4, 2013.[8] The Senate approved this request on July 27, 2011.[9] On September 4, 2013, Mueller was replaced by James Comey.[10]

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it's happening...

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Mr Feet - 

#lockhimup


lol, now now we dont want to upset Simple Jack.
5/17/17 6:12 PM
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lol

bye Trump

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Trump : Hey Bob you should  drop the case I'm a good guy

5/17/17 6:19 PM
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Mr. Lea and Jack Carter will be here shortly...

5/17/17 6:21 PM
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Gonna be rats from a sinking ship in DC. 

5/17/17 6:26 PM
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In

5/17/17 6:27 PM
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Haha washingtonpost just released that Paul Ryan secretly said that he thinks Putin pays trump .

fuck with the press Trump, that always works out well 

5/17/17 6:29 PM
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good. then after they find out they have nothing on him, all the crybabies can find something else to nit pick trump for. amirite? TRUMP #1,  russia is our friends now.

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I'm reading that this is actually GOOD for that fat orange prick because Mueller is a Republican.

Then again....these are neckbeards commenting on vice's fb page.

Opinions here?
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 As someone who would be considered a Trump supporter and thinks the Russian investigation isn't going to reveal anything of importance I think its a great move. There is no reason the investigation should be taking this long.

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Rahjai MD -

Haha washingtonpost just released that Paul Ryan secretly said that he thinks Putin pays trump .

fuck with the press Trump, that always works out well 

mccarthy said that not ryan

 

ryan just swore everyone to secrecy which didn't last too long

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Is it possible to even say what this investigation is supposed to be of? I mean what is the specific allegation? He colluded to hack the DNC, release podesta's pedophile emails, and then win? I assume you all don't believe that. But what's the actual charge supposed to be?
5/17/17 6:32 PM
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Felix Sater no doubt will be part of the investigation with direct ties to Trump

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Sgt_Doakes_Got_Jokes - I'm reading that this is actually GOOD for that fat orange prick because Mueller is a Republican.

Then again....these are neckbeards commenting on vice's fb page.

Opinions here?

I'm reading/hearing a ton of praise for Mueller's integrity and professionalism from both parties. Doesn't mean he won't have some critics, of course, but all in all sounds like he's one of the best possible choices for the role. 

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This shit has turned into a political movie in real life. Bunch of plot twists and new characters being introduced. FBI investigating the elite. People in high places being fired. People digging up each other's asses and getting too close to the truth..How far does the rabbit hole go? Will Trump be imprisoned? Does anyone die?  The Manchurian Candidate in real life! I mean the Russurian Candidate. I'm only sure of one thing..Hollywood is going to turn this into a hit once we get the results..

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FBI’s investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
The investigation will also examine “related matters,” according to a release––indicating Mueller will look at possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government.

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So they are investigating Russia trying to influence the election. Well I think it would be very surprising if they didn't, since every country tries to influence every other country.

And 'other matters' doesn't necessarily meanTrump involvement. People are making that up.

What is going to happen if a couple of months from now they conclude that Trump had nothing to do with anything related to Russia?
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Hikikomori -

 

Is it possible to even say what this investigation is supposed to be of? I mean what is the specific allegation? He colluded to hack the DNC, release podesta's pedophile emails, and then win? I assume you all don't believe that. But what's the actual charge supposed to be?

bro, this is all just a big liberal conspiracy.

 

#MAGA

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IMPEACH!!!


Reeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

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good. then after they find out they have nothing on him, all the crybabies can find something else to nit pick trump for. amirite? TRUMP #1,  russia is our friends now.


I know where you've been, Eddie.


Torch-Bearing White Supremacists Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

"At the second rally, dozens of torch-bearing protesters gathered in a city park Saturday evening and chanted "You will not replace us" and "Russia is our friend," local television footage shows."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/alt-rights-richard-spencer-leads-torch-bearing-protesters-defending-lee-statue/2017/05/14/766aaa56-38ac-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html