U.S. equities closed higher on Friday as concerns about Donald Trump's presidency recede for the time being.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 140 points, with Boeing and Caterpillar contributing the most gains.
The S&P 500 gained around 0.7 percent, with industrials leading all 11 sectors higher, as shares of Deere rose 7.3 percent after posting quarterly results that easily beat expectations.
The Nasdaq composite rose 0.47 percent.
"With the special prosecutor, ... this gives the administration the opportunity to defer questions about the investigation. That's why we're seeing a bit of a relief rally," said James Smigiel, managing director at SEI.
Stocks suffered their biggest pullback of the year earlier this week after news that former FBI Director James Comey put together a memo on a conversation with Trump. In this conversation, Trump allegedly asked Comey to stop investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
"Trump's got everybody on edge, both Republicans and Democrats. Everybody thinks there's a smoking gun somewhere, and when you get something that might look like that, then people get excited," said Maris Ogg, president at Tower Bridge Advisors.