Special Counsel Robert Mueller impanels grand jury in Washington to “investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“The grand jury, which began its work in recent weeks, is a sign that Mr. Mueller’s inquiry is ramping up and that it will likely continue for months.”
“Grand juries are powerful investigative tools that allow prosecutors to subpoena documents, put witnesses under oath and seek indictments, if there is evidence of a crime. Legal experts said that the decision by Mr. Mueller to impanel a grand jury suggests he believes he will need to subpoena records and take testimony from witnesses.”
It sounds to me that this is way bigger than the Michael Flynn investigation. There were rumors that a grand jury had been convened in his case. The reality is that there is no need to impanel a new grand jury unless the scope is bigger than Flynn.
The stock market fell on the news Robert Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia investigation:
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