First indictments filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigating Russian interference

The first charges from the US government's investigation into whether or not Russia interfered with the 2016 US election, with Trump or his campaigners consent, have been reportedly filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, for which arrests are expected to start this coming Monday.
Did Trump or his campaign know of Russia's interference? Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

CNN reported on Friday night that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has filed the first charges in the US government’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

A grand jury in Washington DC voted in favor of the indictments, for which a wave of arrest warrants will reportedly be executed this Monday. However, Mueller's spokesman has declined to comment on the details of the indictments or against whom they have been filed.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

As previously reported by JOL, Mueller was appointed last May to lead the probe into possible Russian involvement in the US presidential election. In January, US intelligence sources reported that the Russians used social media to influence the election results. Furthermore, Mueller is probing whether Trump or his campaigners knew of or even encouraged Putin and his government’s actions.

It was also reported Friday, that senior executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter will publicly testify this coming Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating Russia’s interference in the election. The witnesses’ testimonies will be a part of the hearing on “ways to combat and reduce the amount of Russian propaganda and extremist content online,” said the committee in a statement.



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