Mueller grand jury term extended following Friday expiration

Mueller grand jury extended for up to 6 months

Mueller grand jury extended for up to 6 months

Special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury, which approves indictments related to his Russian Federation investigation, was extended by a federal judge Friday just before it was set to expire, according to Politico. The grand jury was due to expire on Sunday, as federal grand juries can typically only serve up to 18 months unless the court rules an extension is in the "public interest".

Special counsel Robert Mueller (L) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The extension was approved by the chief justice of the D.C. District Court, who oversees Mueller's grand jury.

In recent months, there have been several signs Mueller's grand jury would press on. The grand jury approves Mueller's indictments, but otherwise its activities are secret. Their work has resulted in multiple criminal cases against people connected to Mr. Trump, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.

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One passenger said there was blood all over the carriage and it was clear the victim was in a very bad way following the attack. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 27-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Just Thursday prosecutors asked a federal judge to allow submission of a sealed brief concerning a "matter occurring before the grand jury".

It wasn't immediately clear if the extension is for another six months.

CNN first reported Howell's decision.

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