FILE - In this March 12, 2013, file photo, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller, hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated the incident more thoroughly before it initially punished the player. Robert Mueller released the report Thursday,jan. 8, 2015, saying that the NFL had substantial information about the case and could have obtained more. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) ORG XMIT: NY152
The US Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee investigations into potential ties between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian operatives, the department announced in a statement on Wednesday. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the appointment, amid calls for a special counsel after multiple revelations in recent days threatened to derail the investigation.