Third Mueller scope memo shows Rosenstein confirmed investigative authority at special counsel’s request

The third memorandum detailing the widening scope of Robert Mueller’s investigation was declassified and made public on Wednesday, showing that, differently from the first two memos authored by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, this final memo granting investigative authority to the special counsel was signed onto by Rosenstein at Mueller’s request rather than written by Rosenstein directly.

The four-page, partially redacted memo “from” now-former Associate Deputy Attorney General Scott Schools and “through” former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Robert Hur “for” Rosenstein, was signed off on by the former deputy attorney general on Oct. 20, 2017, and dealt with the “Confirmation of Authorization of the Special Counsel to Investigate Enumerated Matters.”
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