Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is seated before President Barack Obama and FBI Director James Comey arrive at an installation ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Former FBI Director Mueller Named Special Counsel For Russia Election Probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into the allegations Russia attempted to influence the 2016 US presidential election.