Special Counsel Investigation


A special counsel investigation is an independent investigation conducted by a specially appointed prosecutor or counsel to investigate and potentially prosecute specific matters of public concern. The purpose of a special counsel investigation is to ensure impartiality and avoid any conflicts of interest that may arise when investigating sensitive or politically charged cases.

In the United States, the appointment of a special counsel is typically done by the Attorney General or, in some cases, by the Deputy Attorney General. The special counsel operates with a certain level of independence from the regular chain of command within the Department of Justice, allowing for a more objective investigation.

One notable example of a special counsel investigation is the investigation led by Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This investigation, commonly known as the Mueller investigation, examined potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, as well as other related matters. The special counsel’s office had broad authority to subpoena witnesses, gather evidence, and bring charges if necessary.

Special counsel investigations can take a significant amount of time and resources, often involving multiple prosecutors, investigators, and experts. The scope and duration of the investigation depend on the specific mandate given to the special counsel and the complexity of the case.

It’s worth noting that the information I provided is accurate as of my last knowledge update in September 2021, and there may have been developments or changes in the field of special counsel investigations since then.


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