Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed the first charges in his investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election.
The nature of the charges are sealed and arrests may take place as soon as Monday.
While the identity of the individual (s) charged is not known at this time, it is plausible former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is among them.
A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, 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.
According to reports, Manaforts relator, who helped the former Trump official purchase a Virginia condo, appeared by a judge to testify in Mueller’s Russia investiation.
The realtor who helped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort buy the Virginia condo that was recently raided by the FBI testified last week before the federal grand jury hearing testimony in Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, POLITICO has learned.
The real estate agent, Wayne Holland of Alexandria, Virginia-based McEnearney Associates, appeared before the Washington-based grand jury after a federal judge rejected the firm’s lawyer’s bid to quash subpoenas for testimony and records about various real estate transactions.
The broker’s appearance before the grand jury is one of few concrete indications of the leads Mueller’s prosecutors are pursuing as they investigate Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. The investigation encompasses lobbying work done by Manafort as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Manafort bought the 2,779 square foot Alexandria condo with Potomac River views in 2015 for $2.7 million, according to property records.
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, former Trump campaign aides believe things are not looking good for Paul Manafort concerning Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Associates believe Manafort may go down for an array of financial crimes.
Over the summer, Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued subpoenas for Melissa Laurenza and Jason Malon,i key aides to Paul Manfort.
Following reports that the FBI raided the home of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman decided to switch up his legal team. The change came amid Special Counsel Robert Mueller zeroing in on Manafort.
Washington Post reported the FBI raided former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Alexandria home late last month. A New York Times report alleges the FBI seized “tax documents and foreign banking records.”
The GOP president has repeatedly called the Russian media conspiracy the “greatest witch hunt” in history.
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017