What the Trump-Russia Grand Jury Means

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"There never were", he told the cheering crowd in West Virginia.

In the U.S. legal system, grand juries are set up to consider whether evidence in any case is strong enough for indictments to be issued for a criminal trial. After Mueller uses the grand jury to compel the production of documents and other evidence from targets and witnesses in the investigation, he will likely begin bringing witnesses in for testimony. The juries are composed of between 16-23 members of the public who may ask witnesses questions. The Wall Street Journal leaked that one has been set up in Washington by Mueller.

"This Mueller grand jury thing has capped off honestly a bad day for Donald Trump, because in the beginning it started like this", Noah said, referring to leaked transcripts of the president's phone calls with Enrique Peña Nieto, the president of Mexico, and Malcolm Turnbull, the prime minister of Australia.

"Grand jury matters are typically secret", Cobb said.

"The White House favors anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly", Cobb said in a statement.

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Collins and Maine's junior senator, Angus King, who is an independent, both sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating Russia's involvement in the election.

A lawyer for President Trump, Jay Sekulow, appeared to downplay the significance of a grand jury, telling Fox News: "This is not an unusual move". All of the people spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the continuing probe.

Step back and what's clear is that no one - not Kelly, not Trump lawyer Ty Cobb, not anyone - is going to convince the president to lay off the Russian Federation rhetoric.

President Trump has expressed concern that Mueller might not be fair in his investigation.

In his speech in West Virginia, a state he won by over 40 points last November, Trump repeated his assertion that the investigation is motivated by sour grapes on the part of Democrats frustrated over his victory.

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"The reason why Democrats only talk about the totally made up Russian Federation story is because they have no message, no agenda and no vision", he said.


But it's not just Democrats raising the issue. In response, Congress is now considering bills that would make it harder for Trump to fire Mueller. According to one measure sponsored by Republican Thom Tillis and Democrat Chris Coons, if a panel of judges finds no good cause for the removal, the individual would be immediately reinstated as special counsel.

It may be significant, that while his remarks about the Russian Federation probe on Thursday night were scathing and scornful, they did not specifically focus on Mueller himself.

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The president would like a quick conclusion to the Russian Federation investigation, but Mueller's latest move suggests it may continue for a very long time.

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