Mueller using grand jury in Russia probe – Colorado News

Mueller using grand jury in Russia probe – Colorado News

WASHINGTON — The Latest on investigations into Russian meddling in the 2017 campaign (all times EDT):

6:30 p.m.

A person familiar with an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign says Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of the probe.

The person was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Wall Street Journal first reported the grand jury.

Mueller was appointed special counsel in May following the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Meanwhile, lawyers for Trump say they have no reason to believe the president himself is under investigation.


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Grand juries are common vehicles to subpoena witnesses and records, though they do not suggest any criminal charges are near. A grand jury in Virginia has been used to gather information on Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser.

— Chad Day

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4:50 p.m.

A lawyer for President Donald Trump says he has no reason to believe the president is under federal investigation amid a media report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury as part of his probe.

Attorney John Dowd said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday that he had no information suggesting that the president himself is under investigation.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Mueller was using a grand jury in Washington. A grand jury is a common vehicle for government investigators to subpoena witnesses and records, though it doesn’t suggest any charges are near. A grand jury in Virginia has been used to gather information on Michael Flynn,…

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