Robert Mueller As Special Counsel: What You Need To Know

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In this Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

On Wednesday The Justice Department appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation between President Trump's campaign and Russian interference into the 2016 Presidential election.

 Matt Zapotosky who covers the Justice Department for the Washington Post's National Security teamexplains how officials in Washington are reacting to Mueller's appointment and how the appointment will affect the scope and timeline of the Russia investigations.