Special Counsel Robert Mueller is finished with his investigation into whether or not the Trump campaign and Russia colluded to get him elected, but that doesn’t mean the story is over by any means.
Politico reports that Assistant U.S. Attorney David Goodhand claimed this week that the grand jury will continue to investigate even though Mueller’s part in the probe is over.
When U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell was asked about whether or not the grand jury was still active, Goodhand said it was in fact “continuing robustly.”
Of course, the grand jury is in the process of sorting through several things related to the Russia probe, which just happens to include a case involving an unnamed foreign company that was held in contempt for defying a subpoena by Robert Mueller. This is a big question mark in the case.
It’s also important to note that before submitting his report, Robert Mueller’s office was trying to secure the testimony of Andrew Miller, an aide to Trump ally Roger Stone. Stone, of course, was indicted for perjury, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
It is not clear what more the grand jury could discover that isn’t already included in Mueller’s final report, but Politico suggests that it “adds a new layer of uncertainty” to the Mueller investigation, which has now finished after 21 months.
Regardless of what Trump, his administration and Fox News may be claiming, this is far from over. More indictments could be coming from the grand jury, and even if not, there are at least 16 other investigations into Trump’s alleged corruption. All that to say, it may be a little early for Trump to be taking a victory lap.