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Arrests Coming Monday in Mueller Probe

According to a report published by CNN Politics, a Washington, D.C. federal grand jury approved charges brought forth by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Mueller, who was appointed by the Justice Department, is investigating Russia's role in tampering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He is also to probe "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation."

CNN's report read, "Reporters present saw a flurry of activity at the grand jury room, but officials made no announcements."

Robert Mueller

Due to the orders of a federal judge, whose identity was not disclosed, the details of the charges are sealed.

While Judge Sol Wachtler said that a grand jury would "indict a ham sandwich," the fact that Mueller's charges were approved is significant. An article published by Axios reads, "Any charges would be the first public disclosure of the results of Mueller's investigation."

This sealing of the charges has caused a blackout for both the media and the citizen spectators of the case. The lack of information has been exacerbated by the fact that Mueller's office refused to comment on the matters.

Also according to CNN's report, arrest(s) are coming soon. Their report read, "Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday."

Mueller's investigation has been criticized by Republicans, who say that the special prosecutor has abused his mandate from the Justice Department and assembled a team that will find a conviction whether it is fair or not. Seven of the members of Mueller's team have donated to Democratic political candidates.

The investigation is said to be centered on Paul Manafort, whose role in the campaign was short-lived, and pertains to his business dealings before his time on the Trump team. Manafort's communications were bugged by federal investigators last year under secret court orders.

The lobbying actives of Michael Flynn, who served a stint as Trump's national security advisor, are also under question. He was previously the Defense Intelligence Agency head under former president Obama.