US special counsel Robert Mueller has charged at least one person in the sprawling probe over Russian interference in last year’s presidential vote, marking the start of a new judicial phase.
Details of the first charges as well as the target remain unclear at this stage, but CNN confirmed with several sources briefed on the matter that a federal grand jury on Friday had approved them — and arrests could take place as early as Monday. At least one person is in the legal crosshairs, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Mueller, a former FBI director, was tapped in May to head the Russia probe shortly after Trump’s shock sacking of then-FBI director James Comey.
Until then the FBI had been conducting a probe it launched in July 2016.