Sources have confirmed two federal grand juries have been convened in the Russia connection to the Trump campaign and presidential administration. FBI Director James Comey hinted at a deep well of evidence pertaining to the investigation during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. One grand jury may be nearing completion.
According to pundits from both sides of the aisle, one of the federal grand juries could result in an indictment or charges. Comey did not confirm a federal RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act] grand jury, when Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island asked the FBI director about the possibility during the hearing. Comey answered the question vaguely, but did not shy away from the issue.
Republican strategist Rick Wilson and Democratic strategist Claude Taylor both wrote about grand juries last week. Now, Taylor alleges he has two confirmed sources indicating a judge signed two warrants.
Attorney Andrew C. Laufer explained what that meant for Trump, keeping in mind that grand jury warrants do not have to be arrest warrants:
‘It can be a couple of things. First, [Grand Jury] it can be Subpoenas to compel prod of evidence/witnesses to [the Grand Jury]. They can also be arrest warrants.’
It can be a couple of things. First, it can be GJ Subpoenas to compel prod of evidence/witnesses to GJ. They can also be arrest warrants. https://t.co/NI57xZiFHU
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) May 3, 2017
Wednesday evening the host of GQ’s political web show The Resistance with Keith Olbermann tweeted the question many have been asking:
‘Trump attacked Comey last night in panic over Russia – Again. What’s happened “off stage”? Are there Grand Juries?’
Trump attacked Comey last night in panic over Russia – Again. What’s happened “off stage”? Are there Grand Juries? pic.twitter.com/9dSS5Y4245
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 3, 2017
Claude Taylor served on the White House staff under President Bill Clinton and worked on three presidential campaigns. He maintained he has two sources that confirmed a Washington, D.C. judge was involved:
‘I now have 2 sources within legal community confirming that a D.C. area judge has signed 2 warrants related to Comey’s Trump investigation.’
I now have 2 sources within legal community confirming that a D.C. area judge has signed 2 warrants related to Comey’s Trump investigation.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) May 3, 2017
Now, the question becomes when will further information about those two grand juries produce results, and will those results lead to criminal actions against Donald Trump and those in his innermost circle?
Featured Image via Getty Images/Mark Wilson.