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Today’s Special Counsels Lack Autonomy Of Predecessors

Law360, Washington (May 18, 2017, 10:24 PM EDT) -- The appointment of ex-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia was immediately cheered by Democrats.

But along with those cheers came concerns about just how much independence Mueller will enjoy.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., warned that the former WilmerHale partner "will still be in the chain of command under the Trump-appointed leadership of the Justice Department" and urged the creation of a "truly independent, outside commission that is completely free from the...
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