FBI Leaks to CNN: First Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation

FBI Leaks to CNN: First Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation

Kerry Wise
October 29, 2017

CNN first reported that a grand jury approved the the special counsel's first charges on Friday night, and now two sources confirm to NBC News that after months of tedious updates and boring testimonies, shit's finally about to go down.

As of Saturday morning, it was unclear what exactly the charges were or who they'd been filed against as they were sealed under a federal judge's order. Sources told CNN that anyone charged could be taken into custody as early as Monday. It wasn't immediately clear, for example, who is being charged and what crimes were allegedly committed.

Special counsel Robert Mueller, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is investigating whether Trump campaign officials colluded with those Russian efforts.

The special counsel investigation began in May following Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

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Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on Friday.

Congressional investigations into alleged Russian involvement in the presidential election are also underway.

The allegation led to speculation that president might have obstructed justice by attempting to influence the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Donald Trump, Jr., oldest son of the president, also attended the meeting. Flynn was forced to resign in February, 24 days into his appointment, after it was revealed that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. Reuters later confirmed the report.

By June, Trump himself was reportedly under investigation for obstruction of justice. Rosenstein oversees the Mueller probe at the Justice Department.