Grand Jury Impaneled By Robert Mueller Into Trump Russian Probe
- Author: Rogelio Becker Aug 05, 2017,
Aug 05, 2017, 0:16
Trump has continuously blamed Democrats for the Russian Federation investigation, despite the fact that Mueller was appointed by the deputy attorney general Trump himself picked, and before that, Mueller was nominated as head of the FBI by former President George W. Bush.
Prior to Mueller's appointment federal prosecutors had already used another grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, to support an investigation into the Russian Federation contacts of Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser.
"We won. Move on", President Donald Trump declared tersely in an early morning tweet Friday.
The conversation wound down with a series of "pleasantries", Trump said, with Mueller complimenting him on the size of his 2016 victory, including his enormous win in New Hampshire. The Wall Street Journal was first to report this news on Thursday. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Chris Coons, D-Del., would allow any special counsel for the Department of Justice to challenge his or her removal in court.
"Grand jury matters are typically secret", Cobb said. "The White House favors anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly...."
Grand juries are common vehicles to subpoena witnesses and records, although they do not suggest any criminal charges are near.
Trump ignored shouted questions about Mueller as he departed the White House on Thursday afternoon. He also said the White House is committed to working with Mueller to make this happen.
Prosecutors use grand juries to compel witnesses to hand over relevant documentation and to testify before the counsel.
Democratic Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from SC brought forth a bill on Monday to protect Robert Mueller from Trump trying to fire him.