July 5, 2018
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using additional Justice Department resources for help with new legal battles as his year-old investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election continues to expand. Mueller anticipated a heavy investigative load, and some of the indicted defendants are fighting harder in court than expected.
“I don’t think he’s getting in over his head,” said Solomon Wisenberg, who served as deputy independent counsel investigating President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. “These things have a tendency to balloon. Yes, it may be taxing on them. No, it’s not that unusual.”
Nor is it unusual for Mueller to turn to U.S. attorneys or to Justice Department headquarters, said Wisenberg, who’s now a partner at the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
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