Mueller files first charges in Trump-Russia investigation

29 October, 2017, 04:07 | Author: Barbara Daniel
  • Robert Mueller was FBI director at the same time the Uranium One deal was being debated and approved

A USA federal grand jury has approved the first charges in an investigation of Russian influence on us elections, according to several major news outlets.

Peter Carr, a spokesperson for Mueller, declined to comment Friday night. The timing was confirmed by a second source familiar with the matter.

Speculation has run rampant on news networks an social media as to what the charges are and whom they are against, with reports that someone could be taken into custody early as Monday. The nature of the charges is not clear, nor is the identity or number of individuals targeted.

Later this summer, Mueller convened a federal grand jury in Washington, DC, in the case. Subpoenas have also been issued in connection with a handful of other Trump associates linked to Manafort, as well as those related to a meeting in Trump Tower between members of the campaign and a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer. Sanders had also said President Donald Trump "has confidence they're going to close this up soon".

After Comey's ouster, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the investigation. He is also examining the possibility that the president may have tried to interfere with the Russian Federation investigation.

Local political operative Michael Caputo is an East Aurora resident who worked for the Trump campaign previous year and has many ties to the President.

Mueller is investigating whether there was any collusion between members of the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation in connection with the 2016 election.

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