Special Counsel Using Grand Jury in Russia Probe

As part of his investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 election, special counsel Robert Mueller will be using a grand jury, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

The use of a grand jury is pretty standard in this type of investigation, and doesn’t suggest that any criminal charges are being sought. 

President Trump blasted the investigation again at a rally on Thursday and in a tweet on Friday morning, saying, “We won. Move on!” Read the story from The AP.

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Sessions Vows Crackdown on Leaks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday said that his department has more than tripled the number of active leaks investigations compared to the number pending when President Barack Obama left office. His comments come a week after President Trump said he was being weak when it came to stopping the leaks. 

“This nation must end the culture of leaks. We will investigate and seek to bring criminals to justice. We will not allow rogue anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country any longer,” Sessions said. Read the story from The AP.


Feds Arrest Man In Connection With Ransomware Attacks

A British man credited with helping stop a global ransomware attack, called WannaCry, has been arrested. The feds say he created another malware program, but he’s spent his career trying to stop cyber attacks, not help fuel them. Read the story from NPR.