First federal charges filed in Russian Federation investigation

Tomas Mccoy
October 29, 2017

On Friday, multiple sources reported that the first charges had been filed in the Russian Federation investigation spearheaded by special counsel Robert Mueller.

A CNN correspondent said on "Anderson Cooper 360" on Friday evening that she understood that the individuals who have been charged have likely not been notified yet, and that they would most likely be notified through their attorneys on Sunday or Monday. We don't know yet who has been charged or what the charges are; the outlet says they're sealed under an order from a federal judge.

An indictment in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference will be handed down on Monday, according to a new report.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on Friday.

President Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has called the investigation a witch hunt.

In addition to Mueller's probe, three congressional committees are conducting their own investigations into possible Russian influence on the election.


He was appointed by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Mueller is a former prosecutor and served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013.

In recent weeks, Mueller's team has also interviewed a number of current and past White House officials, including former press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Preibus.

It is still not known who will receive the indictment or what the charges are.

Tucker Carlson of Fox News reported on Wednesday that sources told him that the Podesta brothers and Manafort were a main focus of Mueller's investigation.

The first charges in the investigation into Russia's election meddling have reportedly been filed.

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