First Charges Filed In Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation
- Author: Adam Floyd Oct 29, 2017,
Oct 29, 2017, 1:37
Neither the specific charges, nor the person or persons named in them, are known at this time.
Mueller's office declined to comment on the news. Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosenstein signed the order.
CNN reported in August that the Mueller investigation is including a probe of possible financial ties between Trump, his associates and Russian Federation.More news: Massive vehicle bomb blast rocks Somalia's Mogadishu
Sources familiar with Mueller's investigation said he has used that broad authority to investigate links between Trump aides and foreign governments as well as possible money laundering, tax evasion and other financial crimes.
Earlier this week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House believes Mueller's probe is "getting closer to conclusion".
The investigation is also looking into allegations that Trump obstructed justice when he fired Comey.
Mr Mueller's team has interviewed former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, former spokesman Sean Spicer and other current and former White House officials as part of the investigation. He is also examining the possibility that the president may have tried to interfere with the Russian Federation investigation. The nature of the charges is not clear, nor is the identity or number of individuals targeted. Donald Trump, Jr., oldest son of the president, also attended the meeting.