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the US justice department bowing to intense pressure appointing a special prosecutor on Wednesday to take over the FBI's investigation into whether president trump's campaign work with Russia to tilt the election in its favor last year the justice department naming former FBI director Robert Muller to handle the probe in a bid to shield my investigation from political pressure to move comes only a day after reports surfaced that come to ask FBI director James Comey to drop the proven January before firing him last week Republican lawmakers have largely dismissed the need for an independent counsel but several quickly praising the selection of Mahler a former marine who led the FBI for twelve years before Coney took over in twenty thirteen the growing scandal was derailed the Republican agenda in Washington begun to weigh on financial markets as well the U. S. dollar and stock indexes falling deeply Wednesday amid growing doubt that trump will be able to deliver on promises tax cuts banking reforms in infrastructure spending