In May 2017, President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. The President felt that the then FBI Director Comey was not handling the Clinton inquiry and the Russian interference into the 2016 Presidential Election suitably. Comey had been overseeing the Russian probe covertly under the codename Crossfire Hurricane.
Pressure from the Democrats and revelations by Comey pushed the then-deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller a former FBI director to run the investigation after an eight-day period. Rod Rosenstein had acquired Powers to appoint Mueller after the Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusal from the investigations into the Trump campaign.
The 85th United States Attorney General, William Barr, was confirmed by the Senate on February 14, 2019, upon President Donald Trump’s nomination on December 7, 2018. William Barr served on many posts within the Department of Justice before becoming Attorney General for the first time in 1991, in the administration of George H. W. Bush. William Barr is the second person to serve as Attorney General. The first person was John J. Crittenden, who had served as the 15th and 22nd Attorney General from March 1841 to September 1841 and July 1850 to March 1853, in the administrations of William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore—representing the state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Robert Mueller has finally stepped down from the post of Special Counsel, having failed to do any damage to the President despite trying hard for more than two years. Unable to find any evidence of collusion, he then sought to muddy the waters by refusing to clear the President on the obstruction of justice charge in his Final Report.