WAY TO GO TRUMP

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel to investigate the growing Russia quagmire has given President Trump short-term relief but long-term risks.

On a day the president watched his support among some Republicans fracture and congressional inquiries gain steam, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to take over the agency’s investigation of Moscow’s meddling in last year’s election, a controversy that includes questions of collusion by Trump associates.

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