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The Death Rattle Of The Trump Presidency Has Begun

It’s now over but the shouting. It began the moment charges moved from unnamed sources in the New York Times and the Washington Post to the desk of Robert Mueller III, the former Director of the FBI, now the Special Counsel. It began the moment a counterintelligence investigation became a criminal matter. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's panoply of abuses demand more than a special prosecutor | Joshua Matz

yesterdayNews : The Lookout

Last week, the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, named the former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump”. Show More Summary

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has Comey's memos—but don't expect him to admit it

While the testimony of former CIA director John Brennan on Tuesday was a visual reminder that the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation was at last getting back into action after a long Devin Nunes-inspired delay, it’s far from the only game in town. Show More Summary

Mueller cleared by US ethics experts to head Russia probe

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been cleared by U.S. Department of Justice ethics experts to oversee an investigation into possible collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The department appointed Mueller special...

Mueller’s threats to resign reveal his character

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

= By Douglas M. Charles, Associate Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2011. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File On May 17, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to investigate ties...

Donald Trump's staggering litany of national security hypocrisy and failure

With the assignment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel into the matter of Russian links to the Trump administration, many would argue that Donald Trump’s days in the Oval Office are numbered—and rapidly shrinking. Even some Republicans, such as Rep. Show More Summary

Comey, Mueller bungled big anthrax case together

In the wake of Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, the Justice Department named Robert S. Mueller III as a special prosecutor to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. It was a decision greeted with a chorus of supportive croaking from inside official Washington, aka The Swamp. “If anyone can stay […]

Trump says special counsel will hurt ‘our country’

President Trump said the U.S. will be hurt by the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to look into Russian influence in the 2016 election. “I believe it hurts our country terribly,” said Trump in aShow More Summary

Robert Mueller Likely Good for Congressional Republicans, and the President

Former F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel is likely a good thing for Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House. The Trump Administration is clearly under siege, which is partly of its own making. Show More Summary

Did Trump Commit High Crimes and Misdemeanors?

The old adage that the cover-up is worse than the crime may once again prove true. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has responded to the crescendo of outrage by appointing former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to...Show More Summary

What's the 'greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history'? We asked the experts

Who is the most unfairly investigated U.S. politician of all time? According to President Trump, he is. In response to the news that a former FBI director, Robert S. Mueller III, has been appointed to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, Trump made the declaration Thursday...

'Bobby Three Sticks' Mueller to probe Russia-Trump imbroglio

By Mark Hosenball and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI director and prosecutor Robert Mueller, known for his independence in high-profile government investigations, is taking on a new challenge in the midst of a crisis that threatens the presidency of the United States. Show More Summary

Donald Trump urged to hire experienced outside counsel for Russia probe by White House aides

Following the news that the Department of Justice had appointed a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to lead a probe into the alleged connections, the president has been told he may benefit from retained additional lawyers to those whose services he has already made use of. Show More Summary

The Trump-Russia Connection: Context Is Crucial

The Justice Department’s appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel takes the ongoing investigation of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government to an entirely new level. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Robert Mueller's Appointment Is Causing Some Concern, Chris Cornell's Family Is Disputing Reports of Suicide

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Leilani Polk Former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III is on the Russia case. Andrew Burton/Getty Lawmakers Are Already Getting Nervous About Mueller: Wednesday saw the appointment of former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to a...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Marvels at the Raging 'Dumpster Fire' That Is the Trump Presidency

The phrase gets thrown around casually, but it's an apt metaphor for Trump's first four months in office. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to continue the Trump-Russia...Show More Summary

Trump Calls Special Counsel For Russian Ties 'Single Greatest Witch Hunt of a Politician in American History'

6 days agoNews : The Lookout

The tweets came after the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to special council.

A Special Rule for Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller, the former F.B.I. director named to investigate the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia, will have broad discretion to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. But an equally important part of his mandate is lesser known: his duty to write a report on his findings.

Stephen Colbert Lists Why Robert Mueller Is Donald Trump’s ‘Worst Nightmare’

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is to investigate possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. And on Thursday’s “Late Show,” host Stephen Colbert explained just why Mueller’s appointment as special prosecutor...Show More Summary

Special Counsel Named in Trump-Russia Probe

6 days agoNews : Trending Now

Rachel Maddow reports on the history of the special counsel rule and the appointment today of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be special counsel for the Trump-Russia investigation.

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