The US Justice Department has appointed Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into connections between Trump’s election campaign and the Russian government.
Editor’s Remarks: Mueller is hugely respected in the US and is the only former FBI director, besides J. Edgar Hoover, to have held the job for more than ten years. Mueller’s appointment comes after Trump fired FBI director James Comey allegedly over his handling of the same investigation. It has since been alleged that prior to his sacking, Comey was asked by Trump if he could drop the probe into Michael Flynn, the disgraced former national security adviser. It has indeed been an unforgettable week in Washington DC so far – one which began with rumours that Trump had divulged classified information to the Russians and has even seen talk of his impeachment in various media outlets. The president will certainly be hoping for some respite next week when he embarks on his first overseas visit to Europe.