Muller led the FBI for 12 years, between September 4, 2001 and September 4, 2013.
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein says Mueller will oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and investigations into allege ties between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign.
“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 said. “A special counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome. Our nation is grounded on the rule of law, and the Public must be assured that government officials administer the law fairly.”
Brilliant move - former FBI Dir Robert Mueller is Special Counsel for FBI in "Russian Collusion" probe. CHANGES SUBJECT. Dems LOSE ATTACK— Jerome Corsi (@jerome_corsi) May 17, 2017
and Bill KristolDemocrats may be gleeful Mueller was appointed Special Counsel, but it takes all the air out of their push for impeachment. Subject Changed https://t.co/iREsGZ9kPA— Jerome Corsi (@jerome_corsi) May 17, 2017
And the Wenzel take.SHOT: Trump fires Comey, using Rosenstein memo as partial justification.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 17, 2017
CHASER: Rosenstein appoints Comey ally Mueller as special counsel.
Corsi is mostly correct here. There is no smoking gun linking Trump to the Russians. Trump fired Comey for other reasons. Mueller can look all he wants at the Russian angle.
But this won't satisfy the Democrats or MSM. They hate Trump and will continue to attack from other directions---unless Trump shuts them down.
That said Special Prosecutors are always dangerous. If he is in with Comey, it is real dangerous for Trump.