Breaking News: First Charges Filed in Trump-Russia Probe

At least one defendant is expected to be taken into custody as soon as Monday

At least one person was charged Friday in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to people familiar with the matter.

That person could be taken into custody as soon as Monday, these people said. The number and identity of the defendants, and the charges, couldn’t be determined.

A spokesman for Mr. Mueller, Peter Carr, declined to comment. The news of the charges, marking the first in Mr. Mueller’s investigation, was reported by CNN on Friday.

Appointed in May, Mr. Mueller and his team of prosecutors and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have been examining alleged Russian efforts to influence last year’s election and whether President Donald Trump’s campaign or Mr. Trump’s associates colluded with the Kremlin.

Moscow has denied seeking to influence the election, and Mr. Trump has vigorously disputed allegations of collusion. The Republican president has called Mr. Mueller’s inquiry a “witch hunt.”

Mr. Mueller is also probing the separate business dealings of former aides to Mr. Trump, including former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is under investigation for alleged money laundering and tax issues, The Wall Street Journal has previously reported.

Mr. Mueller’s prosecutors have been presenting evidence before a federal grand jury in Washington.

A spokesman for Mr. Manafort declined to comment. Mr. Manafort has previously said he has done nothing wrong.

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24 Responses to Breaking News: First Charges Filed in Trump-Russia Probe

  1. Ametia says:
  2. rikyrah says:

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    HOLLERING 😅😅😅😅

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    • eliihass says:


      They say Roger Stone and Sean Hannity both had serious meltdowns once news of the indictment leaked yesterday..

      • Roger Stone finally got suspended from Twitter. He’s one crazy mofo & he has the gall to call someone ugly. Dude need to take a serious look in the mirror. I hope Mueller nail his ass to the wall & toss the key.

        • eliihass says:

          He’s nuts…But more like a fox crazy sort of thing than anything else..

          He’s soulless and character-deficient…but very cunning…and cold-blooded..

          Problem is he never updated his bag of tricks..

          His accomplices might have changed, but he’s still using his old worn-out playbook…and his dirty tricks remain pedestrian, mediocre and predictable …even if he and it aided a hostile foreign
          entity to illegitimately thrust his puppet-pal into ‘power’..

          But he’s going to trip himself up soon..

          Everyone knows what he knows…and more…And he’s losing it…the days of faux-respectably thrust upon common crooks are over..

          There’s a cell with his name on it…but lonely, miserable cowards like him ultimately find what they believe is an ‘easier’ way out rather than take their punishment like a man..

  3. Twitter is full of ISH. How they allow Roger Stone to get away with this is beyond me. The fraud violates Twitter’s TOS and they say it’s news. See how they are? Rules are for certain people.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh 😒😒

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