Mueller OK'd to probe alleged Manafort, Russia collusion
April 4, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explicitly authorized the Justice Department's special counsel to investigate allegations that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman colluded with the Russian government, according to a court filing late Monday night.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of prosecutors included that detail in a memo defending the scope of their investigation, which so far has resulted in criminal charges against 19 people and three Russian companies.
Paul Manafort, who led the Trump campaign for several months in 2016, has challenged Mu...