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Mueller Taps More Prosecutors to Help With Growing Trump Probe

  • The special counsel is making more use of U.S. attorneys
  • ‘These things have a tendency to balloon,’ veteran lawyer says
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What If Robert Mueller Finds No Collusion?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tapping 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.

As Mueller pursues his probe, he’s making more use of career prosecutors from the offices of U.S. attorneys and from Justice Department headquarters, as well as FBI agents -- a sign that he may be laying the groundwork to hand off parts of his investigation eventually, several current and former U.S. officials said.