News leaked that the federal grand jury gave the ok to bring charges against a target as Special Counsel Robert Mueller is facing mounting pressure over his investigation regarding Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
CNN exclusively reports:
A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.
The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. It is unclear what the charges are.
A spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment.
Mueller was appointed in May to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The timing of the news leak drew criticism.
Fox News host and conservative radio personality Sean Hannity blasted Mueller on Twitter calling out the collusion between the media and the special counsel. Hannity also pointed out that Mueller headed the FBI before the Uranium One deal received government approval.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Hannity, a staunch supporter of President Trump, then accused Mueller of working in conjunction with the media and mentioned the “Uranium One” scandal, which is being investigated by the House Intelligence Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee over the Obama administration’s approval of the 2010 sale of a Canadian mining company to Rosatom, a Russian nuclear power company.
“Guess;Mueller and Media working hand in hand,” he said in a separate tweet. “Media to be tipped off. Mueller was FBI Director Who knew of Russian crimes before Uranium one.”
The leak from someone on the Mueller investigation team will generate significant media attention on the upcoming charges and possible arrest.
Meanwhile, news about Hillary Clinton and Mueller’s possible role downplaying the FBI investigation into the Russian company that purchased Uranium One will be minimized.
Nothing in Washington, D.C., happens by accident.