President Trump says the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Russian actors and the Trump campaign is the “greatest witch hunt in political history.” And sitting at the head of it is just one man: Robert Mueller.
Mueller was appointed lead special counsel for the Russia investigation by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein back in May, after the eyebrow-raising dismissal of former FBI director James Comey, who’d originally been helming the probe.
A former federal prosecutor and FBI director himself, Mueller has spent the last 10 years in private practice at WilmerHale, a global law firm with more than 1,000 attorneys. Since his appointment, he’s quietly assembled a hand-picked team of legal all-stars, mostly drawn from his former employer. Here are some of the heavy hitters.
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