Grand Jury subpoenas issued in connection to Trump Jr’s Russian lawyer meeting

Grand jury subpoenas have been issued in relation to the meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a Russian lawyer in the Trump tower, according to Reuters.

According to reports, Special Counsel Robert Mueller convened a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.

U.S congressional panels, Special counsel investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections have cast a dark cloud over the 6 short months President Trump has been in office. Moscow has denied meddling and Trump himself has repeatedly said there was no collusion between his campaign and all the investigations stem from “fake news” and are a “witch hunt”.

A grand jury is a group of regular citizens who, working behind closed doors, consider evidence and potential criminal wrongdoing that a prosecutor is investigating and decide on whether charges should be brought.

The use of a grand jury gives Mueller leeway in his ability to get more out of the investigation, including issuing subpoenas and compelling witnesses to testify.  Mueller’s investigative team added one more lawyer, a former U.S. Justice Department official, Greg Andres. Greg would be the 16th lawyer on Mueller’s team

Once news of the impaneling of the Jury broke, U.S. stocks and the dollar weakened while U.S. Treasury securities gained.

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