Dear Commons Community,
Robert S. Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s attempts to disrupt last year’s presidential election, has started issuing subpoenas from a Washington-based grand jury. As reported by the New York Times:
“…some of the subpoenas were for documents related to the business dealings of Michael T. Flynn, the retired general who briefly served as President Trump’s national security adviser. Mr. Flynn is under investigation for foreign lobbying work, as well as for conversations he had during the transition with Sergey I. Kislyak, who was Russia’s ambassador to the United States.”
Ty Cobb, special counsel to the president, said that he was not aware that Mr. 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.”
He added, “The White House is committed to fully cooperating with Mr. Mueller.”
The impaneling of a grand jury is viewed as the next step in the special counsel’s investigation. It also adds credence that there is something worthy of investigation that will require further testimony before a grand jury under oath.