In what appeared to be an abrupt decision, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein chose Mueller to investigate alleged Russian interference in US elections past year as well as "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump".
As the president is wont to do, his first tweet, with the misspelled version of 'counsel, ' came after Fox & Friends was detailing scandals of the Obama administration.
Thomas J. Pickard, who served as deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Mueller, told The Washington Post, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation veteran "doesn't sway under political pressure", which is why it is being suggested that Trump's embattled presidency could become even more precarious, given the numerous scandals involving him and some of his aides and Russian Federation.
The U.S. president tweeted Thursday morning branding the probe into possibly Russian collusion with his campaign the "single greatest witch hunt" in political history.
Mueller's appointment could signal a turning point in the investigation into Russia's role in the presidential election and raises the stakes for President Trump.
In contrast with Trump's remarks, Mueller's appointment has received widely bipartisan welcome across Congress since Wednesday evening when the news went public. Demands intensified from Democrats on Capitol Hill for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel or prosecutor to oversee the case.
As special counsel, Mueller is "authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters", according to the Justice Department order Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed.
In a brief statement he said: "I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability". And President Richard Nixon resigned after a damning investigation by a select committee, before he could be impeached.
Reuters reported on Thursday that Flynn and other Trump campaign advisers were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the presidential race.
"No, No. Next question", Trump told reporters.
Mueller's appointment has come as Trump fends off reports he shared United States secrets with Russian officials in the Oval Office, and had asked Comey to drop his investigation into former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said the appointment was consistent with his goal of ensuring that "thorough and independent investigations are allowed to follow the facts wherever they may lead". "Congress clearly needs to investigate, and we need to hear from Comey now".
Mr Mueller has been appointed a special counsel to examine Moscow's alleged efforts to influence last year's USA election. The others were former Connecticut Sen.
Shortly thereafter Burr reversed himself in a statement saying Flynn's attorneys "have not yet indicated their intentions regarding the Senate Intelligence Committee's subpoena", and he would welcome "their willingness to cooperate".
Trump is preparing to leave town Friday on his first foreign trip, and aides have been hopeful the journey will be a chance for the administration to get back on track after weeks of chaos and distractions.
And even after moderator Michael Aron changed the subject, the Republicans kept coming back to taxes on question after question. Guadagno has been considered the frontrunner, having earned the endorsement of two-thirds of the county Republican parties.
Having earned the right to pick first on June 22, however, the Boston Celtics are in a position where they nearly can't go wrong. Zeroing in on Jackson might be getting ahead of ourselves. "It's good to be at 3 and we're excited about the pick".
South Korea has been mostly spared from the global cyber chaos that crippled scores of governments and companies in 150 countries. A malware called Wanna Decryptor was used in the attack, which encrypts files on a user's computer, blocking them from view.
I don't think as a group they really did, which means probably a little bit feeling sorry for themselves psychologically. Leonard re-injured his left ankle in Monday's 113-111 Game 1 loss after coming down on Zaza Pachulia's foot.
Because many students and their families have to borrow money each year, continued annual increases could take a significant toll. Trump's budget proposal would cut that almost in half, with a $490 million reduction to the Federal Work Study program.
And since the victims were rebuffed and disbelieved before, why should they trust the police? "And the evidence was there". Later in the show, Lisa was joined by guest Maggie Oliver, the former detective that helped expose the Rochdale sex ring.
But the union leader did not rule out victory entirely, adding that Labour was "fighting for every vote". When Parliament was dissolved at the end of April, Labour held 229 seats compared to the Tories' 330.
He also added that South was ready for any attempt of strike from North and was capable of striking back should Pyongyang attack. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul .
Trump is accused of passing on intelligence gathered by Israel that had not been shared with America's allies. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the Kremlin is "ready to provide the U.S.
Trump Says 'There is No Collusion' With Russia
He can maintain the same investigators in place, or request new or additional staff including from outside the department. The Justice Department said Mueller has resigned from his job at a private law firm, WilmerHale, to take the job.
Pirated Windows is a risky bet, says security company
Your chances of regaining all of your files are now slim, but we found some pages online that might help you recover your files. The SMB is primarily used to provide shared access to files, printers, serial ports and other communications within a network.
Trump's Mar-a-Lago Is an Easy Target for Hackers
According to the White House, it was an unclassified system that was hacked into and no classified information was compromised. The situation is "bad, very bad", Jeremiah Grossman of cybersecurity firm SentinelOne told ProPublica and Gizmodo .
Netflix announces 5th season of 'Arrested Development'
Ted Sarandos, Jason Bateman, and Mitchell Hurwitz attend the season four premiere of "Arrested Development " in Los Angeles. After airing for three seasons on Fox from 2004-2006, the show moved to Netflix for a fourth season in 2013.
Liam Payne's son is 'doing good'
A fan took to Twitter to share his experience with chatting to the superstar. Liam replied: 'He's great, he's good. "I love him and I miss him a lot".
Bound Skoda Karoq SUV revealed
The petrol engines are a 1-litre TSI unit with 113 bhp and 175 Nm of torque or a 1.5-litre TSI with 148 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. Skoda has unveiled its new compact SUV, the Karoq which replaces the Czech carmaker's popular compact SUV, the Yeti, worldwide.
Tim Cook spotted testing Apple's glucose monitor
In April, CNBC reported that Apple had hired a team of biomedical engineers to work at a separate office in Palo Alto, Calif. However, the Apple Watch seems like the most likely candidate at this stage.
Bain to submit bid for majority stake in Toshiba chip unit
Any transfer of the memory operations without its consent would violate joint-venture agreements, Western Digital argues. Fellow US PE firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has also approached INCJ about a similar deal without apparent success.
Axelrod calls Roger Ailes' legacy 'indisputable'
A longtime confidant of media titan Rupert Murdoch, Ailes was a central figure in conservative USA politics for decades. Ailes' wife, Elizabeth Ailes, confirmed her husband's death in a statement to Drudge Report .