Despite the end of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the grand jury is still active, that according to an assistant federal prosecutor.
As reported by Politico:
"David Goodhand, an assistant U.S. attorney, acknowledged the grand jury’s active status during a hearing in federal district court over a push to unveil the identity of a foreign state-owned firm that has been held in contempt for defying a Mueller subpoena.
During a brief open hearing Wednesday, the chief judge of the U.S. District Court, Beryl Howell, pressed Goodhand to say if the grand jury Mueller had been using in the case remained active.
“It is continuing,” the prosecutor replied. “It’s continuing robustly.”"
Robustly... Good word, meaning a determined and forceful way.
And, apparently, according to Politico, Mueller's office has been handing off active cases to various federal prosecutors over the last few days. It's not likely the cases will change anything about Barr's determination that Mueller didn't find evidence that Trump colluded directly with Russia to win the 2016 election, that was what Mueller was investigating.
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