Special Counsel Mueller impanels Washington grand jury in Russia probe https://t.co/wsZnlK332q
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 3, 2017
From Talking Points Memo:
The Wall Street Journal reported, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, that the Washington, D.C. grand jury “began its work in recent weeks” and is separate from the one assisting with the probe into President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The impanelment of that jury predated Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.
The empanelment of a new, separate grand jury reflects the scope of Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election and whether any members of Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.
Updated at 4:15 PM EDT
Here’s some context from MSNBC:
WSJ: Special Counsel impanels D.C. grand jury in Russia probe https://t.co/wBXe43i76m
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 3, 2017