Special Counsel Pick Robert Mueller Gets Praise From Both Parties06:45
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Robert Mueller, then-Federal Bureau of Investigation director,  testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, in 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Robert Mueller, then-Federal Bureau of Investigation director, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, in 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that he is appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate ties between Russia and Trump associates.

Mueller, former head of the FBI, has received bipartisan praise as credible and independent. NPR's Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the appointment and what it means for the White House.

This segment aired on May 18, 2017.

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