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Thursday, 18 May 2017 16:11

Special Counsel Appointed to Investigate Alleged Trump-Putin Connection

Written by  C. Mitchell Shaw

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed a special counsel Wednesday to investigate alleged connections between Trump and Russia. The special counsel — former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III (shown) — will have free range to investigate both those alleged connections and whether Russia attempted to interfere in recent U.S.

elections.

Democrats are already treating the appointment of a special counsel as if it vindicates their claims that Putin manipulated events to ensure the election of Trump — who, according to their narrative, serves as a Moscow’s proxy president. Rosenstein has made it clear that that is not the case. In a statement on the appointment of Mueller, Rosenstein said, “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,” adding, “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination.” He went on to say, “What I have determined is that 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.

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Please, Mr. Mueller, in all your investigating, be sure to investigate the Uranium One deal Mrs. Clinton brokered with Russia, the Clinton Foundation ties to Russia, and Maxine "I have Russian investments" Waters.

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