According to NBC News,
The Justice Department unexpectedly announced yesterday (May 17th) that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been appointed as a special counsel to lead an investigation into possible ties between Russian interference in the presidential election and Donald Trump‘s campaign. In addition to investigating, Mueller will also have the authority to prosecute if he uncovers any crimes. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that a special counsel had been appointed and that it would be the widely-respected Mueller, with the White House counsel’s office and President Trump reportedly only told after the order was signed. Rosenstein said it was, quote, “necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome.” Trump said in a statement: “A thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity.” Mueller’s appointment comes after Trump’s abrupt firing last week of FBI Director James Comey, who had been overseeing the agency’s investigation into the Russia matter. It also comes after it was reported earlier this week that Trump asked Comey in February to drop the investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress spoke approvingly about Mueller’s special counsel appointment.
I think this is the end of the beginning. What I mean is, if you thought we were being bombarded with news about this administration now, we’re really about to be over loaded with stuff as more and more things come out. SMH