Does not appear that this witch hunt is running out of witches to hunt, now does it?
Courtesy of CNN:
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal grand jury has been extended so it may continue to meet and vote on criminal indictments for up to six more months.
The grand jury’s initial 18-month term was set to expire over the weekend.
The extension is the surest sign yet that the Russia investigation isn’t finished. It means, broadly, that Mueller may continue pursuing alleged criminal activity related to the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, and that more indictments may be coming.
Mueller is given authority by the Justice Department to prosecute individuals as he sees fit if they fall within his commissioned task — but in practice his team must ask the secret group of up to 23 citizens from DC to approve criminal indictments.
This grand jury, based in Washington, DC, and apparently dedicated to Mueller’s probe, began meeting in July 2017.
Since then the group has heard from dozens of witnesses in Mueller’s investigation and approved indictments of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates, their Russian business associate Konstantin Kilimnik, 12 Russian military intelligence officers, and 13 Russians and three companies who allegedly manipulated social media to sway US voters. Manafort and Gates have since pleaded guilty to reduced sets of charges. One Russian company charged by Mueller, Concord Management and Catering, has pleaded not guilty, while the rest of the Russians have not appeared in US courts.
Hey, remember when Trump bragged that this investigation would be over by the end of the year? That was the year 2017 by the way.
Boy that was quite a hoot, wasn’t it?