BREAKING: First charges filed in Mueller investigation (Details)

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On Friday, a federal grand jury approved the first charges in the investigation led by Special Counsel Mueller. This is according to CNN sources briefed on the matter.

The charges are still under seal by orders from a federal judge and no announcement has been made as to when they will be unsealed. According to those sources, the charges were prepared on Friday and the suspects could be taken into custody as soon as Monday.

A spokesman for Special Counsel Mueller’s office declined to comment.

On Friday, top lawyers assisting Mueller in the probe were seen entering the courtroom in DC where the federal grand jury meets for hearing testimony in the investigations.

Mueller was appointed back in May to head the investigation into meddling by Russia in the 2016 presidential election.

Special Counsel Mueller has the authority to investigate “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”


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