Political analyst Paul Lisnek talks Robert Mueller and the ongoing Russia investigation

Political analyst Paul Lisnek talks Robert Mueller and the ongoing Russia investigation”

Mueller has the authority to investigate any matters that "arose or may arise directly from the investigation", according to Rosenstein's order appointing Mueller as special counsel.

White House special counsel Ty Cobb, who had been appointed specifically for the objective of taking care of responses to developments in the Russian investigations stated that the White House will co-operate fully with the investigation. "The White House has every interest in bringing this to a prompt and fair conclusion".

What is a grand jury?

The grand jury allows Mueller's team to subpoena documents and witness testimony.

Last month, he questioned why Mr Mueller and attorney general Jeff Sessions were not investigating Mrs Clinton for her email practices while secretary of state.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was not likely the subject of the investigation, AFP reported. That was the thought behind the firing of Comey by many outside of the White House.

"Would you advise him even regardless of a grand jury that that would be a bad idea?" The move shows that the investigation has moved into a new phase.

The president, who remains agitated over the investigation into allegations of coordination between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, said Democrats have a decision to make.

The president has strongly denied any wrongdoing by his campaign, as well as any ties to Russian Federation. He's called the investigation a "witch hunt". U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation attempted to sway the presidential contest in Trump's favor.

"Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign".

Donald Trump Jr. confirmed the get-together in a statement, describing it as "a short introductory meeting" that focused mainly on the issue of child adoption. The meeting had been brokered by British publicist, Rob Goldstone, who has worked with the Trumps in the past.

Mueller, who was Comey's predecessor as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, has assembled a team of prosecutors and lawyers with experience in financial fraud, national security and organised crime to investigate contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

Sekulow said he believed Trump's business deals dating back years were outside the scope of the investigation.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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