Friday, August 4, 2017

Mueller Impanels Russia Probe Grand Jury

Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued Grand Jury Subpoenas, based in downtown Washington, D.C., near the offices where Mueller and his Team works, related to Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 Meeting with a Russian Lawyer at Trump Tower and President Trumps possible Obstruction of Justice.

The Subpoena seeks both Documents and Testimony from People involved in the Meeting. That Meeting has drawn scrutiny since an Email Exchange beforehand indicated the Russians offered Damaging Information on Hillary Clinton.

One year into the FBI's Russia Investigation, Mueller is on the Trump Money Trail. Mueller's Team of Investigators continue to look into whether President Trump or any of his Campaign Associates colluded with Russia during the Presidential contest.

The moves signal a new step in the Investigation, which Trump has lambasted as a "witch hunt." Trump has denied any Collusion between his Team and the Russians.

US Intelligence Agencies have concluded that Russia attempted to Sway the Presidential Contest in Trump's favor.

Ty Cobb, Special Counsel to the President, said he wasn't aware that Mueller had started using a New Grand Jury.
"Grand jury matters are typically secret," Mr. Cobb said. "The White House favors anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly... The White House is committed to fully cooperating with Mr. Mueller."

Federal Investigators have seized on Trump and his Associates' Financial ties to Russia as among the most fertile avenues for moving their Probe forward.

The web of Financial ties could offer a more concrete path toward potential Prosecution than the Broader and murkier questions of Collusion in the 2016 Campaign.

In May, CNN reported that Federal Prosecutors had issued Grand Jury Subpoenas by the U.S. Attorney's office in Alexandria, Virginia, to some Associates of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort as part of the ongoing Probe into the Russian Meddling.

Mueller took over that Investigation in mid-May.

The question of Russian Interference has hung over Trump's Presidency for months, even as the White House has sought to wall itself off from the matter.

Trump has Retained a Team of Lawyers to handle the growing Legal swirl.

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