Who is serving as special counsel to oversee the investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election? – 2017

Who is serving as special counsel to oversee the investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election?

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama has vowed the US will retaliate against Russia “at a time and place of our own choosing” for Moscow’s hacking attempts to influence the country’s elections.

  • Leon Panetta
  • Robert Mueller
  • Trey Gowdy
  • Paul Ryan




Robert Mueller




Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein made the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The task fell to Rosenstein after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation. This development in the on-going story of alleged Russian influence in America’s presidential election came after the unexpected dismissal of the sitting FBI director, James B. Comey. The appointment was a way to alleviate uncertainty about the government’s ability to investigate questions surrounding the recent presidential election.




Robert Swan Mueller III is an American lawyer and civil servant who was the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving from September 4, 2001, to September 4, 2013. Wikipedia
Born: 7 August 1944 (age 72), New York City, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Battles and wars: Vietnam War
Education: Princeton University, University of Virginia, New York University, University of Virginia School of Law




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I asked a Burmese why women, after centuries of following their men, now walk ahead. He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war.
There’ll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.
So there is a foreign intelligence purpose for every one of our FISA warrants.

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