Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a Washington, D.C. grand jury for his probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, the Wall Street Journalreported Thursday. This latest development, the Journal explained, is “a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase.”
President Trump’s lawyer Ty Cobb said in a statement: “Grand jury matters are typically secret. The White House favors anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly.…The White House is committed to fully cooperating with Mr. Mueller.” The president, however, has repeatedly called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and has publicly called into question the former FBI chief’s credibility as an impartial investigator. Read more at the WALL STREET JOURNAL.