Thursday, 18 May 2017

Ex-FBI boss Robert Mueller to head Trump-Russia inquiry

Bowing to mounting pressure, the Trump administration has appointed a former FBI director to lead an investigation into possible ties between the President's election campaign and Russia.
The appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel comes amid a growing Democratic outcry for someone outside the US Justice Department to handle the politically charged investigation.

Donald Trump said the inquiry will show there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and a foreign power.

"As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity," he said in a statement released by the White House.

"I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country."

Mr Mueller, whose appointment was announced by the Justice Department, will look into alleged interference by Moscow in last year's US election and any ties to the Trump campaign.

He will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he might uncover.

"I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability," he said in a brief statement.

SKY     News.