Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury

Aug 4, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to further investigate the claims that Russia meddled in the U.S. election last year. According to most legal experts this is not a particularly unusual development, because grand juries often are put in place to assist the Department of Justice and the FBI in investigations.

Grand juries have broad powers to issue subpoenas for witness testimony and documents. It does not mean that anything has been specifically learned at this time pointing to something like collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. As pointed out by the White House counsel, this is something routine that they expected, and they are hopeful that this may lead to a speedy conclusion.