Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel to the FBI?

Here is an informative biography. This article explains the difference between “special counsel” and “special prosecutor” along with what powers he will have. The press release and order designating Mr Mueller as special counsel can be read here.

The following CRS reports are truly timely:  Special Counsels, Independent Counsels, and Special Prosecutors: Investigations of the Executive Branch by the Executive Branch; The Removal of FBI Director James Comey: Presidential Authority and the Senate’s Role in the Appointment of the FBI Director; FBI Director: Appointment and Tenure; Congress’s Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas: Law, History, Practice, and Procedure; and  Obstruction of Justice: an Overview of Some of the Federal Statutes that Prohibit Interference with Judicial, Executive, or Legislative Activities.

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