Special Investigator Robert Mueller has been given the green light by a federal grand jury to pursue the charges he put forth in his investigation into Trump’s campaign connections with the Russian government.
As far as what the charges are or whom is being charged, it is unclear.
CNN reports: The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. It is unclear what the charges are.
A spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment.
‘Mueller was appointed special investigator after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigation into Russian election interference based on his testimony regarding Russia; deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein then recused himself and appointed Mueller after President Trump had him write a memo serving as the basis for the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey. Trump later told members of the Russian government that Comey’s firing had relieved pressure on him,’ reports the Daily Wire.
On Friday, top lawyers who are helping to lead the Mueller probe, including veteran prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, were seen entering the court room at the DC federal court where the grand jury meets to hear testimony in the Russia investigation. Reporters present saw a flurry of activity at the grand jury room, but officials made no announcements.
The two Trump officials at the center of this investigation is former national security advisor Mike Flynn and former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Allegedly Manafort was threatened with indictment earlier when the investigation was starting.
‘If anyone was colluding with the Russians to influence the election, look no further than the (Bill and Hillary Clinton) and the DNC,’ White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News.
‘Everything that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were falsely accusing this president of doing over the past year they were actually doing themselves, it turns out,’ she added.
Sanders went on the attack earlier with the press, saying the media attention and money invested investigating the matter is a ‘waste.’
‘Your news organizations have actually spent probably a lot of money on this…we would consider probably a pretty big waste,’ Sanders told reporters.
Mueller, who was hired to investigate Trump’s ‘Russian collusion’ after Comey was fired at the FBI, has been receiving a lot of heat form Republicans. Requests for his resignation come from allegations that the FBI used the fake Trump-Russia dossier; which was created by Fusion GPS and paid for by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC, with the purpose of targeting Trump campaign officials.