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Who is Robert Mueller? And what to expect from the Russian probe in the coming months




FBI Director Robert Mueller III testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a oversight hearing on Capitol Hill December 14, 2011 in Washington, DC.
FBI Director Robert Mueller III testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a oversight hearing on Capitol Hill December 14, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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The president calls it “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”

But House Speaker Paul Ryan calls it an appropriate independent investigation. It’s now former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s job to investigate Russia’s alleged effort to disrupt the presidential election.

What can we expect over the next several months?

Guests:

Josh Gerstein, senior White House reporter for POLITICO; he has been following the story

Garrett Graff, journalist and author; he wrote a biography on former FBI Director Robert Mueller, "The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War In The Age Of Global Terror” (Back Bay Books, 2012); he tweets @vermontgmg

Ron Hosko, former assistant director of the FBI from 2012 to 2014; president of  the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization providing assistance to law enforcement officers who are required to defend their official actions in court; he worked with former FBI Director Robert Mueller for a year

Erwin Chemerinsky, legal scholar, and founding dean of UC Irvine School of Law; he has been named as the dean of UC Berkeley School of Law this week; his recent op-ed for the LA Times is “Naming Robert Mueller as special counsel isn't enough — because Trump can get rid of him

John Eastman, professor law and community service and director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence at Chapman University

John Q. Barrett, law professor at St. John’s University in New York; he worked on the prosecutorial team for the independent counsel’s office during the Iran-Contra affair