Just How Much Trouble Does a Grand Jury Pose for Trump?

Special counsel Robert Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller

"You don't impanel a grand jury unless your investigation has discovered enough evidence that you feel reflects a violation of at least one, if not more, criminal provisions", he said. It will look into links between the Trump team and Russia to influence the White House election and whether there has been any subsequent attempt to obstruct justice.

A woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas was sentenced to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter.

"Grand jury matters are typically secret", Cobb said.

"That was one of my favorite lines of the night or passages of the night, where basically the president is telling the people of West Virginia, and by extension the country, that the media, the investigators, the Democratic Party, they're not just denying the election results for Donald Trump". Witnesses have to leave the court to consult with lawyers sitting outside and grand juries are characterised by the time-consuming act of witnesses going in and out.

Flynn-who was ousted mere weeks after being named Trump's national security adviser over mischaracterizing contacts with Russian officials-is at the center of the Russia controversy plaguing the White House.

Speaking at a campaign rally on Thursday in West Virginia, Trump didn't directly address the reports about Mueller and the grand jury, but he continued to blast the Russia investigation as a "total fabrication" that was "just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics".

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What Does This Mean for Trump?

Investigation into alleged Russian interference in 2016 election is gaining steam with reports by Wall Street Journal revealing that US special counsel, Robert Mueller, has convened a grand jury in Washington, DC to further investigate Moscow's involvement.

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