THE PRESSURE on Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was intense, and after being publicly played by President Trump, he decided to save his own reputation because he’s worked his whole career to get it.
The appointment of Robert Mueller should send Donald J. Trump to the nearest liquor store.
Bowing to public and Congressional pressure, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Bob Mueller on Wednesday to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, Justice Department officials said.
Mueller will take command of the prosecutors and FBI agents who are working on the far reaching Russia investigation, which spans multiple FBI field offices on both coasts.
President Trump leaves later in the week for his first big overseas trip.
Look out kiddies, this could get ugly. (No, it’s not close to Trump ugly yet.)
WATCH: @NBCNews Special Report:
US Justice Dept. appointing special counsel for Russia investigation. https://t.co/xdWDcZukfA
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) May 17, 2017
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 17, 2017