CNN is currently reporting that the very first charges are being filed as we speak in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Although the charges are still sealed, by order of a federal judge, it’s clear from CNN’s sources that authorities are planning to take whoever the subject of the charges is into custody on Monday. Also still unknown are precisely what the charges are, but the branches of the investigation have been manifold: money laundering, collusion, obstruction of justice, and tax evasion have all been made public since the beginning of Mueller’s probe.
Since Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s orders to the grand jury cover only “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation,” it is undeniably true that whatever the charges are, and whoever is facing them, it has entirely to do with the election fraud perpetrated by Donald Trump and his cohorts.
Rosenstein himself would, according to reports, already be aware of whatever has been filed. The federal courthouse in DC where the grand jury meets to hear evidence was buzzing with activity on Friday, and high-profile prosecutor Andrew Weissman was seen entering and leaving the building where the charges were filed.
With the all-star team that Mueller has assembled and no Jeff Sessions to get in the way of actual justice, these charges could be the first sign of some sort of resolution to this entire fiasco, and it couldn’t come any sooner.
America is ready for this nightmare to be over.
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