The White House Was Reportedly Surprised By The Short Notice Appointing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller

05.17.17 5 months ago 3 Comments

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According to various reports, the Department of Justice’s appointment of ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller as the special counsel to lead the probe into Russian interference in the election has blindsided the White House. The news came to them Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with only minutes notice, without Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ knowledge, and, according to CNN, without House Speaker Paul Ryan and various congressional leaders being notified.

What makes the following reports especially interesting, was the hastiness to get the special counsel order signed before anyone seemingly knew of its existence.

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