First Criminal Charges Approved for Mueller's Russia Investigation

29 October, 2017, 02:45 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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Robert Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was appointed special counsel in May, has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election campaign.

First reported by CNN, the charges remain sealed by a federal judge.

The indictment is now under seal but is expected to become public as early as Monday (Oct. 30).

The first criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia probe are secret for now - but that doesn't necessarily tell us much on its own. The appointment came shortly after Trump abruptly fired then-FBI Director James Comey, who testified before Congress that the president pressured him to end the investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any investigation into the 2016 election.

Mueller is investigating whether Trump campaign officials colluded with those Russian efforts.

The allegation led to speculation that president might have obstructed justice by attempting to influence the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.


The Kremlin has also denied the claims.

We still have no idea who's getting indicted and what the charges will be at this point.

Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and NBC News subsequently issued similar reports.

CNN reported in August that the Mueller investigation is including a probe of possible financial ties between Trump, his associates and Russian Federation.

Mueller's team has conducted extensive interviews with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, former spokesperson Sean Spicer and other current and former White House officials.

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