According to the Wall Street Journal sources have confirmed that special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury as part of his investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia into the 2016 election.
Legal pundits believe the action of gathering a grand jury marks a major step, as it suggests an aggressive and prolonged investigation.
The report follows Mueller's recent hiring of several high-powered lawyers who specialize in corruption and bribery cases for the investigation.
Mueller’s probe is one of several government investigations into possible collusion.
Mueller is also investigating whether Trump obstructed justice into the probe as well.
Trump had threatened to fire Mueller in a New York Times interview after several sources had reported that Mueller had begun including Trump’s finances as part of the probe.
Today three of Trump's lawyer's, Ty Cobb, Jay Sekulow and John Dowd claimed that their client Mr. Trump Was not "under investigation" by Mueller.
The grand jury will be based in Washington, D.C.. Experts have pointed out that this makes perfect sense since many of Trump's potential crimes Mueller is investigating would have occurred in the District such as allegations that Trump and his aides or advisors made false statements, disclosed false records or lied to federal agents.
By the way, if you decide you don't care to show up for your grand jury appearance or you lie to a grand jury once you are there you will be held in contempt or charged with obstruction of justice and jailed.
In other words... Trump isn't getting out of this one.
You can read the full Wall Street Journal story HERE.