A D.C. district judge has extended the federal grand jury being used by special counsel Robert Mueller by another six months, as its 18-month term was set to expire in the coming days, reports CNN’s Katelyn Polantz.
Why it matters: Media outlets have speculated throughout the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia that the special counsel may soon be wrapping up his probe. The extension of the grand jury suggests otherwise.
BIG MUELLER NEWS: The federal grand jury in DC that Mueller has been using was just extended for another six months, per my colleague @kpolantz. The original 18-month term was set to expire but the chief judge of the DC District Court has extended the grand jury’s mandate.
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