Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury in Trump-Russia Probe

Marsha Scott
August 5, 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly impaneled a grand jury to investigate allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation. This is according to individuals familiar with the matter. At the same time, members of the Senate have raised new concerns about threats to his independence-and job security-from the White House.

Moreover, this isn't the only grand jury Mueller is overseeing. I don't. They said I made money from Russian Federation.

"The president can't set red lines for Bob Mueller", the Republican from ME told CNN's Dana Bash in an exclusive joint interview that also featured Sen. Mueller and his expanding team will also have the power to seek indictments and subpoena documents.

The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported that a grand jury was impaneled in Washington, DC, to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Brandon Van Grack, a former Alexandria prosecutor now working for Mueller, signed the subpoenas and has been leading the investigation into Flynn.

This is the second grand jury Mueller has impaneled.

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"He wouldn't be doing this if it were winding down", Zeno said.

The move signals that Mueller's probe is ramping up as he takes a more aggressive approach to gathering information on possible collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's campaign team. Greg Andres, a former Justice Department official, is the 16th lawyer to join Robert Mueller in the investigation.

Meanwhile senators have introduced two bipartisan bills aimed at protecting Mueller from being fired by the president.

Booker said that special counsel should not be intimidated or interfered with because of where the investigation goes.

Department of Justice investigators purchased liability insurance to guard themselves against potential retaliatory lawsuits brought by the subjects they're investigating as part of the Russian Federation probe.

Ty Cobb, special counsel to Trump, said he wasn't aware that Mueller had started using a new grand jury. "There's a concern that he frankly may have a conflict of interest", said Josh Earnest Former Obama White House Press Secretary. Cobb also said the White House was "committed to fully cooperating" with Mueller's investigation.

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