| Clip Of Washington Journal 05/18/2017

Video Clip: Special Counsel Appointed for Russia Investigation


A look at the Justice Department's decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russia investigation.

3 minutes


  • Federal Bureau Of Investigation
  • Justice Department
  • Russia
  • Separation Of Powers
  • Special Counsel

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