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Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Investigation?

May 18, 2017
Carrie Johnson, Miles Parks | NPR
Robert Mueller, who has been appointed to handle the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, took the reins as FBI director a week before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Washington Is Abuzz With Surround Sound of Scandal

May 18, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The notion that President Trump will actually be impeached seemed like liberal wishful thinking, but a new prosecutor represented a serious threat and Washington was abuzz on Wednesday with the surround sound of scandal.
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Trump claims to be victim of ‘witch hunt’ following appointment of special counsel in Russia case

May 18, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump described himself as the victim of a “witch hunt” Thursday morning, a day after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Trump associates and the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
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Trump to interview Joe Lieberman, 3 others for FBI post

May 18, 2017
Josh Gerstein, Madeline Conway | POLITICO
Trump will also interview Frank Keating, a Republican and former Oklahoma governor; Richard McFeely, a former FBI official; and Andrew McCabe, the bureau’s current acting director, for the post.
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Sources: Trump Asked Comey To Shut Down Flynn Investigation

May 17, 2017
Susan Davis, Jessica Taylor, Carrie Johnson | NPR
President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to close down the agency's investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn just one day after Flynn was let go, according to two sources close to Comey.
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As Trump’s woes mount, congressional Republicans arrive at a moment of reckoning

May 17, 2017
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
As President Trump has lurched from one crisis to another, Republicans have chosen a strategy of compartmentalization over confrontation, preferring to look away in hopes that the storm would pass.
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Behind the scenes of the hunt for a new FBI director

May 17, 2017
Gloria Borger, Mary Kay Mallonee | CNN
The meetings focused on the FBI, issues of concern such as terror threats and cybersecurity, and especially combating violent crime in America.
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Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats’ calls

May 16, 2017
Erica Werner, Eric Tucker | Associated Press
While Democrats may trot out any number of demands or maneuvers to influence the selection of the next director of the FBI, here’s a reality check: Republican President Donald Trump fired James Comey, and he and his party will decide who’s next.
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GOP Senators: It's Time for Facts on Comey, Tapes, Russia

May 16, 2017
Alexis Simendinger, James Arkin | RealClearPolitics
GOP lawmakers have joined Democratic colleagues, including Reps. John Conyers and Elijah Cummings, in casting wary eyes at Trump and his erratic West Wing operation.
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