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The Morning Brew: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead Trump-Russia inquiry

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The Morning Brew: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead Trump-Russia inquiry

What's the deal with Trump and Russia?

The president fired James Comey, the head of the FBI. Why? Nothing to see here. Please move along, the president's camp urged. 

 Then a memo surfaced.

And now there's a new sheriff in town. 

The Associated Press reports: 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

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

In a statement released by the White House, Trump said: "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. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly."


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Juliana Keeping

Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award... Read more ›