Mueller convenes a grand jury in his Russia inquiry

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, and possible collusion by associates of President Trump, according to people familiar with the inquiry. “This doesn’t mean he is going to bring charges,” former federal prosecutor Thomas Zeno told The Wall Street Journal. “But it shows he is very serious.” Some sources said the grand jury had already issued subpoenas regarding Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, while others said some subpoenas were linked to Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. President Trump said at a West Virginia rally Thursday that the “Russian story” was a “total fabrication.”

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