Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s first official charges in the Russia probe have been approved, according to CNN.
The charges were still sealed as of Friday evening, however officials said someone could be in custody as soon as Monday.
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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.
On Friday, top lawyers who are helping to lead the Mueller probe, including veteran prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, were seen entering the court room at the DC federal court where the grand jury meets to hear testimony in the Russia investigation.
Reporters present saw a flurry of activity at the grand jury room, but officials made no announcements.
Mueller was appointed to serve as special counsel to the Russia probe following former FBI Director James Comey’s dismissal from his post.
Mueller is authorized to investigate “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation,” according to Rosenstein’s order.