Grand jury approves first charges in Mueller investigation
THE NEW YORK POST – LAURA ITALIANO/PHOTO CREDIT: MEDILL DC
A federal grand jury has approved the first charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential campaign, it was reported Friday night.
The indictment is sealed, but whoever has been charged will be taken into custody as soon as Monday, CNN reported, citing sources briefed on the matter.
Rumors of some grand jury development had been stoked earlier Friday, after top lawyers involved in Mueller’s probe — including veteran prosecutor Andrew Weissmann — were seen entering the Washington federal courtroom where the panel meets.
The investigation is probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, along with possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, who fired FBI Director James Comey as the collusion probe was ramping up.