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Trump irked as Mueller ropes in grand jury for Russia probe

Aug 04, 2017, 6:17 AM EDT
U.S. President Donald Trump said the move seeks to "cheat Americans out of leadership."
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In a head-on effort to get to the roots of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, special counsel, Robert Mueller, has convened a grand jury, a move that U.S. President Donald Trump said, seeks to “cheat Americans out of the leadership.”

In the U.S., grand juries comprise of members of the public and are empowered to issue subpoenas to compel people to testify, writes the BBC.

Mueller’s aggressive approach to set up a grand jury in Washington D.C. hands him extensive tools to pursue evidence, putting pressure on witnesses to cooperate in the probe, notes Reuters.