Mueller calls grand jury in 'Russia' probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday - an important step toward potential criminal charges.

The newspaper, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, reported that the grand jury had begun its work in the US capital Washington "in recent weeks". A grand jury is a very powerful investigative tool that permits prosecutors to issue subpoenas for records, compel the turning over of such records and to take testimony from witnesses under oath. If your client is a so-called person of interest or potential target, never, ever allow him to testify before the grand jury.

News of the grand jury came as senators introduced two bipartisan bills aimed at protecting Mueller from being fired by Trump, with both parties signaling resistance to any White House effort to derail the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election.

And it seems they're going to be looking at a lot more than that because if it was just Flynn, they would just be using the same grand jury.

Trump has denied his campaign colluded with Russia to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, referring to Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt".

The Wall Street Journal reported that Joshua Stueve, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment. It went viral after it was linked on Twitter by WikiLeaks.

The legislation, sponsored by Democrat Chris Coons and Republican Thom Tillis, would bar a president from directly firing the special counsel without a judicial review.

Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Hits Expectations
World Asset Management Inc purchased a new position in shares of Silver Wheaton Corp during the second quarter valued at $517,000. David Iben increased its stake in Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW) by 95.73% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Even if the prosecutor can't prove that your client committed the crime supposedly being investigated, he will be charged with obstruction of justice or some similar offense for providing false information to agents or false swearing.

The only prosecutor known to have stayed was Brandon Van Grack, a national security division prosecutor whose name was on the subpoena connected to Flynn.

Brent crude futures slipped 0.4 percent to $52.17 per barrel, still not far from Wednesday's high of $52.93, its highest level in 10 weeks. He is the White House counsel for the president - special counsel for the president. You don't leave your private sector job in the legal community where you're making a lot of money to join, like, kind of an effort in a government that's going to last a couple of months or that's not going to go anywhere.

"The stock markets are supported by steady growth in earnings", said Mutsumi Kagawa, chief global strategist at Rakuten Securities, noting steady growth in forward earnings in the United States, Japan and elsewhere.

Meanwhile, lawyers for President Donald Trump said they were unaware of the existence of a grand jury and had no information to suggest the president himself was under federal investigation. Members of the president's legal team met with Mueller three weeks ago to express their desire to work with his investigators. "It's just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics".

Hersh did not disavow what he said about the Russia collusion narrative. The special counsel's office is located in southwest D.C. - much closer to the federal courthouse in the city than the one in Alexandria, Virginia.

Hersh accused former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and current NSA Director Michael Rogers of peddling "disinformation".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Netflix woos Walt Disney to keep Marvel superheroes and Star Wars
Aoû 13, 2017 - 02:05
Disney, which is behind hits such as The Lion King and Frozen , wants to bypass distributors and directly connect with viewers. Netflix has over 100 million subscribers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Two dead after helicopter crash in Albemarle County
Aoû 13, 2017 - 01:54
A live stream of the scene posted to Facebook by the Daily Progress shows a massive gathering of police officers around the site. Other reports are saying the chopper went down near the Birdwood Golf Course and there were two fatalities.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Federer dans la peau du seul favori à Montréal — Tennis
Aoû 13, 2017 - 01:50
Le duel s'est conclu quand Bautista Agut a expédié un coup droit dans le filet, à la première balle de match de Federer. Le Suisse était d'ailleurs satisfait de son jeu.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pointés du doigt, les Pays-Bas se défendent — Oeufs contaminés
Aoû 13, 2017 - 01:23
Des inquiétudes existent sur les produits transformés contenant des oeufs, comme la mayonnaise. En outre, dans toute l'Allemagne , cela concernerait au moins dix millions d'œufs .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PSG, Meunier taquine Piqué sur Twitter
Aoû 13, 2017 - 01:20
Espérons que Thomas Meunier aura plus de réussite que Gerard Piqué il y a quelques semaines qui a finalement vu Neymar s'engager avec le PSG .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lanús recibe a The Strongest por la Copa Libertadores
Aoû 13, 2017 - 01:10
Lanús venció esta noche a The Strongest de Bolivia 1 a 0 y se clasificó a los cuartos de final de la Copa Libertadores de América. Si pasamos de ronda, vamos a tener que elegir entre darle prioridad a la Copa o al torneo.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top British relay teams rise to occasion to progress to finals
Aoû 13, 2017 - 00:41
It was a disappointing end for Bolt and his legions of fans, as a year ago he announced that London would be his retirement party. It felt like it was there but the reason I lost because I couldn't get it. "I've done all I can do for my sport and for myself".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bolt se blesse pour sa dernière course
Aoû 13, 2017 - 00:35
Les Etats-Unis prennent l'argent, avec Justin Gatlin comme 2e relayeur, et les étonnants Japonais, le bronze. Il s'est offert trois records personnels sur son parcours.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Guardiola says he's not moved by talk that Man City are favourites
Aoû 13, 2017 - 00:30
Radio station Onda Cera claim that Manchester City have approached the Catalan club regarding the availability of Busquets. "The talent of Phil Foden is obvious and it's a gift that Manchester City have got on their own doorstep".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gorakhpur children's deaths: Opposition asks UP CM Yogi Adityanath to resign
Aoû 12, 2017 - 23:58
The Hindustan Times newspaper on Saturday described chaotic scenes at the hospital as the oxygen supply was disrupted. He added,"District Magistrate has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident , report will be out in 24 hrs".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No golden ending as Farah signs off with Worlds silver
Aoû 12, 2017 - 23:52
Mo Farah will also be in action on the penultimate day of the championships in his swansong race, the men's 5,000 metres. Farah was less than a second back in 13:33.22, the Kenyan-born America Paul Chelimo winning bronze in 13:33.30.

Cowen and Company Reaffirms Buy Rating for Precision Drilling Corporation (PDS)
Aoû 12, 2017 - 23:52
Systematic Financial Management LP raised its stake in shares of Precision Drilling Corporation by 7.7% in the first quarter. Canaccord Genuity lowered their price target on Precision Drilling from C$6.50 to C$4.75 in a report on Tuesday, July 11th.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Athlétisme. Mondiaux 2017 : Mo Farah battu en finale du 5 000 m !
Aoû 12, 2017 - 23:47
Après 2012, 2013, 2015 et 2016, Mo Farah ne signe pas un nouveau doublé 10000m - 5000m. L'Éthiopien Muktar Edris est champion du monde du 5 000 m!

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dollar hits 8-week low vs yen, N.Korea tensions spook investors
Aoû 12, 2017 - 23:44
Wall Street was poised for further losses at the opening bell, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.3 percent. The dollar index fell 0.32 per cent, with the euro up 0.42 per cent to US$1.1819.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jeffrey Loria Agrees To Sell Marlins To Derek Jeter, Bruce Sherman Group
Aoû 12, 2017 - 23:37
Quogue Capital founder Wayne Rothbaum, who led a third group that included former Florida Gov. Derek Jeter and Micheal Jordan will always have mad love for the game of baseball.