Ex-Federal Prosecutor: Mueller 'Close' To Charging People

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti believes that special counsel Robert Mueller is close to charging people connected to the Russia probe according to New York Magazine.

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti believes that special counsel Robert Mueller is close to charging people connected to the Russia probe according to New York Magazine.

Robert Mueller obtained a warrant for data in Facebook's possession. Experts assert that this marks a new phase in the investigation.

Legal experts said that the news could signal a potentially explosive new phase in Mueller’s investigation. In a tweetstorm, Yale Law School associate dean Asha Rangappa said that to obtain the warrant, Mueller would have had to believe that a crime was committed — it is illegal for foreign people or entities to make contributions connected to American elections — and that the offense would need to be connected to “specific accounts” on Facebook.

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti also focused on the warrant in a series of tweets, arguing that its presence meant that Mueller was “close to charging specific foreign people with a crime,” and that if Trump associates were part of the planning behind it, they could face serious charges as well.

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