Robert Mueller has added a veteran cyber crime prosecutor to his team of investigators.
A spokesman for the special counsel’s office confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday that Ryan Dickey was added to the special counsel investigation in early November from the Justice Department’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
Dickey is the first known prosecutor of cyber crimes to join the probe examining Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
The Hill adds:
Mueller took over the law enforcement investigation in May, after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. His team mostly consists of white-collar crime prosecutors and investigators.
Computer crimes, however, play a prominent role in Mueller’s investigation, particularly because of cyber breaches that led to the release of a number of Democrats’ emails during the 2016 campaign.