The White House Was Reportedly Surprised By The Short Notice Appointing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller

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According to various reports, the Department of Justice’s appointment of ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller as the special counsel to lead the probe into Russian interference in the election has blindsided the White House. The news came to them Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with only minutes notice, without Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ knowledge, and, according to CNN, without House Speaker Paul Ryan and various congressional leaders being notified.

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