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U.S. Department of Justice

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ORDER.NO. 3915-2017

APPOfNTMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL

TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE WITH THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND RELATED MATTERS

By virtue of the authority vested in me as Acting Attorney General, including 28 U.S,C.

§§ 509, 5 I 0, and 5 I 5, in order to discharge my responsibility to provide supervision and management of the Department of Justice, and to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian govemment's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, I hereby order as follows:

(a)

Robert S. Mueller II[ is appointed to serve as Special Counsel for the United States

Department of Justice.

(b)

The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the investigation continued by then-FBI

Director James B. Corney in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on

Intelligence on March 20, 2017, including:

(i)

any links and/or coordination belwecn the Russian government and individuals

associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and

(ii)

any matters that arose or may nrisc directly from the investigation; and

(iii)

any other matters within the scope of 2~ C.F.R. § 600.4(a).

(c)

If the Special Counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the Special Counsel is

authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters.

Sections 600.4 through 600.IO of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations are

(d) applicable to the Special Counsel.

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