U.S. Dollar and stocks wobble on report Mueller is setting up grand jury for Russia probe

You don’t try to find a jury unless you think you need one

The WSJ reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is putting together a grand jury.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Everyone is furiously looking up what the word impanel means. It’s: “The act of the clerk of the court in making up a list of the jurors who have been selected for the trial of a particular cause. All the steps of ascertaining who shall be the proper jurors to sit in the trial of a particular case up to the final formation.”

It’s not a sign that charges are imminent, or even close, but it means he’s digging.

“Legal experts said that the decision by Mr. Mueller to impanel a grand jury suggests he believes he will need to subpoena records and take testimony from witnesses,” the WSJ reports.

It’s a quiet time of day and a quiet time of year so the market has been slow to pick this up, but the dollar is beginning to slide.

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