First federal charges filed in Russian Federation investigation

First federal charges filed in Russian Federation investigation

A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election, CNN reported, citing sources briefed on the matter. However, the details are not yet known as charges remain sealed.

Sources told CNN the charges will be filed on Monday and anyone charged can be arrested that same day.

Special counsel Robert Mueller, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is investigating whether Trump campaign officials colluded with those Russian efforts.

Peter Carr, a spokesperson for Mueller, declined to comment Friday night.

Mueller, who headed the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2001 to 2013, was named special counsel in an announcement on May 17 from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Mueller is a former prosecutor and served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013.

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The Kremlin has denied the allegations.

It is unclear at this time what the charges are or who is facing them.

Names bandied about have ranged from President Donald Trump himself or Hillary Clinton, but many have speculated that it could be the president's former campaign manager Paul Manafort or former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn. Reuters later confirmed the report. It also came after weeks of questions about the Justice Department's independence from the White House.

Mueller and a team of investigators are probing potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

In recent weeks, Mueller's team has also interviewed a number of current and past White House officials, including former press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Preibus.

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