DETROIT (WWJ) – A Grand Jury has now been seated in the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Former Federal Prosecutor and Wayne State law professor Peter Henning says this was to be expected.READ MORE: Biden Announces Nearly $3 Billion To Address Food Shortages
“As the investigation develops — the Special Counsel, Mr. Mueller, needs the authority to get certain records, for example; financial records, telecommunications records, phone records, things like that — and the only way to do that is with a Grand Jury subpoena – so it’s not a surprise,” says Henning.READ MORE: 'These Cases Are Not Over': Michigan Solicitor General Reacts To Court's Ruling In Flint Water Crisis Indictments
“I would say, ‘I doubt it’ just because we don’t know for sure exactly what Mueller is looking at, but it is a possibility that if there are, for example, transactions that need to be explained and Mr. Trumps fingerprints are on that, so to speak, he was a recipient of funds or directed transactions – then that’s a possibility – that’s still a ways down the road though.”MORE NEWS: Here Are Ways To Save While On Vacation
Henning says it’s possible that President Trump could be asked to testify before the Grand Jury, but at this point, he doubts it.