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BREAKING: Justice Department Just Appointed Special Prosecutor In Russia Investigation

In a surprising turn of events, the Department of Justice has turned the Russia investigation over to special counsel. The DOJ announced on Wednesday evening that former FBI director in the investigation into Trump’s likely collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election.

The decision to appoint Mueller was made by Rod Rosenstein, who is the second-in-command at the Justice Department and currently overseeing the investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to recuse himself from the probe due to his own shady Russian ties.

In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” he said in a statement. “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted.”

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