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Mueller would need go-ahead to expand Russia probe: Justice official

07:56 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Mueller would need go-ahead to expand Russia probe: Justice officialUS special prosecutor Robert Mueller would need clearance from above to expand his Russia probe into areas outside the original scope of the investigation, a top Justice Department official said Sunday. "We don't engage in fishing expeditions," said Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, to investigate links between US President Donald Trump's campaign and a covert Russian effort to tip the 2016 US elections in his favor.


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