Robert Mueller, the Justice Department's pick as special counsel in the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 elections, has been cleared of any conflicts of interests related to the work of his former law firm.
Then-FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 3. Comey was fired May 9 after more than a year of controversy surrounding the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.
Former Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on May 15, 2007. NPR has learned that Comey is in line to become President Obama's choice as the next FBI director.