May 17, 2017 / 10:10 PM / 3 months ago

Ex-FBI chief Mueller named special prosecutor for Trump-Russia probe

FILE PHOTO: Outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller reacts to applause from the audience during his farewell ceremony at the Justice Department in Washington, August 1, 2013.Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday was named special prosecutor into an investigation of "Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and related matters," the Justice Department said.

Reporting by Julia Ainsley; Editing by Eric Beech

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