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- Bitcoin Blows Past $2,500, $2,600, and $2,700
- 7-Point Checklist for Financial Services Firms to Protect Against Cyber Attacks - Michael Chertoff
- Reflections from FINRA Annual Conference - FINRA CEO Robert Cook
- Wells Fargo Advisors Creates New Mutual Fund Class for Fiduciary Rule
- HUD Sec'y Ben Carson: ‘Poverty is a State of Mind’ - Sheesh!
- Toronto-Dominion Posts Q2 Profit
- Deutsche Bank, Barclays Euribor Traders' Trial Delayed to 2018
- U.K.'s May to Raise Intel Leaks With Trump as Ties at Risk
- Piper's Andrew Duff is New FINRA Governor, As Expected
- Deutsche Bank Said Near Fed Deal on Russia; DOJ Probe Looms
- Status of SEC Administrative Law Judges Still In Doubt Following Denver Appeals Panel Ruling
- First Advertiser Pulls Ads from Sean Hannity’s Fox News Show
- Fate of Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB to be Decided by Legal Showdown
- CME Chair and CEO Terrence Duffy Suffers Collapsed Lung (WSJ Subsc)
- Photos from Trump's Visit With Pope Francis at The Vatican
- U.K. Scolds U.S. ‘Friends’ For Leaking Manchester Bomb Intelligence
- Trump to Retain Private Attorney Marc Kasowitz in Russia Investigation
- Pope Asks Trump to be Peacemaker, Gives Him Environmental Letter
- Bitcoin Hits All-Time High Above $2,400
- 'Soup Nazi' Company Executive Indicted for U.S. Tax Evasion
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Former FBI Chief Mueller Named Special Counsel on Russia Probe
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as the special counsel to oversee the FBI’s investigation of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election.
The key here is that Mueller will not serve as a "special prosecutor" because, as Rosenstein says, “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted.”
The selection of Mueller, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the FBI during the 9/11 attacks, was widely hailed by the political community as a great selection - Republicans and Democrats alike.
“Mueller is a great selection. Impeccable credentials. Should be widely accepted.” - - Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee.
“Excellent.” - - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee
ROBERT MUELLER. Mueller, 72, served as FBI director under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and was the longest serving head of the bureau since J. Edgar Hoover. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, as the U.S. was ramping up security, he joined then-Deputy Attorney General Comey in threatening to resign if the White House overruled a Justice Department opinion that domestic wiretapping without a warrant was unconstitutional.
Before joining the FBI, Mueller served as U.S. Attorney in San Francisco and held other positions in the Justice Department. Obama asked Mueller to stay in office 2 years beyond the normal 10-year term.