- Title: Wall Street reacts to choice of Mueller to probe Trump-Russia ties
- Date: 18th May 2017
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (MAY 18, 2017) (REUTERS WIDE TILT OF TIMES SQUARE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN TIMES SQUARE POLICE CAR DRIVING ON WALL STREET WALL STREET STREET SIGN VARIOUS OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING PEOPLE ON WALL STREET (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARIE SMITH, SAYING: "I think it's a good thing. I think the people that they had, you know, leading the investigation before, I think that there's probably some conflicts of interest there. Even if it's just to give the appearance of impartiality, it's good to have someone else come in, who is not as connected to the administration, and have them lead the investigation. You don't want an investigation tainted. You don't want people thinking that there is, you know, a cover up or some sort of collusion going on. So, I think, it's good that they brought in a special prosecutor."
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- Keywords: special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election Donald Trump U.S. Justice Department former FBI chief Robert Mueller
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016HD9RGN
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- Story Text: The U.S. Justice Department, in the face of rising pressure from Capitol Hill, named former FBI chief Robert Mueller on Wednesday (May 17) as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.
The move followed a week in which the White House was thrown into uproar after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Democrats and some of the president's fellow Republicans had demanded an independent probe of whether Russia tried to sway the outcome of November's election in favor of Trump and against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
On Thursday, the appointment of Mueller to lead the investigation was seen favorably by people who work on Wall Street.
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