Mueller enlists grand jury in Russia probe, reports say

13 Août, 2017, 02:11 | Auteur: Valentin Naude
  • Jared Kushner reads a statement in front of the White House after testifying

Special Counsel Robert Mueller began using a grand jury in federal court in Washington several weeks ago as part of his investigation of possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, according to two people familiar with the inquiry.

In federal cases, a grand jury is not necessarily an indication that an indictment is imminent or even likely.

A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment for this article. The White House has every interest in bringing this to a prompt and fair conclusion. Thanks for having me, Ari. What does this move signal? "This suggests that the investigation is bigger and wider than Flynn, perhaps substantially so".

After these reports surfaced, one of Trump's lawyers, John Dowd, told The Associated Press that he has no reason to believe the president is under federal investigation.

Experts said that Washington would be the appropriate place to convene a grand jury to examine actions taken by Trump since he became president and took up residence at the White House.

It's still unclear whether the FBI is also examining Trump's tax returns. For the target of a grand jury investigation, cooperation is a sucker play guaranteed to result in disaster.

If called to testify before a grand jury, Trump would not be the first president to do so.

Comey, in fact, admitted he leaked information about private details of conversations with the president to a friend, with instructions to give it to the media in the hope of triggering the appointment of a special prosecutor, which it did. And then they either indict, or they don't. And that's what they're looking at on Mueller's team. They had issued subpoenas, which I've actually seen, from that grand jury.

The only prosecutor known to have stayed was Brandon Van Grack, a national security division prosecutor whose name was on the subpoena connected to Flynn. One bill by Sens.

Trying to build support among his core supporters, he said his enemies were "trying to cheat you out of the leadership you want with a fake story that is demeaning to all of us and most importantly, demeaning to our country and demeaning to our constitution". Greg Andres is a really smart cop, private attorney for a firm in New York, and he had been a longtime Justice Department guy before that.

"Our bill allows judicial review of any decision to terminate a special counsel to make sure it's done for the reasons cited in the regulation rather than political motivation. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous if you want to know the truth from that standpoint".

Presidential lawyer Ty Cobb said he was not aware that a grand jury had been convened. And he, you know, said hey, listen; we're going to cooperate.

"You don't impanel a grand jury unless your investigation has discovered enough evidence that you feel reflects a violation of at least one, if not more, criminal provisions", he said.

The British pound held near its highest in almost 11 months against a broadly weaker dollar ahead of the Bank of England's "Super Thursday", which could shed light on how soon interest rates could be lifted.

The governor is expected to publicly announce his decision Thursday evening at a campaign rally with the president.

A January report from the U.S. intelligence community claims the Russian government influenced the 2016 election by hacking state election systems, leaking information from the Democratic National Committee and propagating negative stories about then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Trump has denied any collusion with Russia.

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