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Unlike in court hearings, witnesses are not allowed to have their lawyers present when testifying before a grand jury

An unusual feature of grand jury proceedings is unlike typical trials. Grand juries are secret, meaning witnesses compelled to testify are not allowed to have attorneys present with them in the room.
The Kremlin is pictured above in Moscow on March 7, 2017.

The DOJ has charged a Russian woman working for a close Putin ally with conspiring to interfere in the 2018 midterms

The woman, Elena Khusyaynova, is accused of playing a central financial role in a social-media influence operation known as "Project Lakhta" that prosecutors say "continues to this day."
Paul Manafort.

Manafort has reportedly visited Mueller’s office 9 times over the past month, for hours at a time

Paul Manafort is the special counsel Robert Mueller's most significant cooperating witness to date, and his frequent trips to Mueller's office indicate the Russia investigation is not slowing down anytime soon.

Mueller is said to be asking Paul Manafort for information on Roger Stone

Robert Mueller's questions likely focus on whether Paul Manafort has any knowledge of whether or not Roger Stone knew in advance of WikiLeaks' plans to dump batches of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016.

Rod Rosenstein says the Russia probe has uncovered a widespread Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 race

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the Department of Justice was "appropriately managing" the Russia investigation. Rosenstein's comments came after it was reported that he had been pressuring the special counsel Robert Mueller to wrap up the investigation.
Robert Mueller.

Rosenstein is said to be pressuring Mueller to wrap up the Russia probe, but Mueller looks nowhere near finished

The special counsel Robert Mueller is said to be facing intense pressure to wrap up the Russia investigation soon. Two US officials told Bloomberg that Mueller is expected to deliver his key findings shortly after the November midterm elections.
Donald Trump.

Trump’s likely replacement for Don McGahn indicates the White House is preparing to take a more combative approach toward Mueller

Pat Cipollone's legal background and relationship with Trump's legal team suggests he will take a more combative approach toward the special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe than his predecessor did.

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe and Rod Rosenstein reportedly butted heads in front of Mueller about recusal from the Russia probe

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe reportedly had a tense standoff after Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel for the Russia investigation.

These are the pricey New York properties Paul Manafort forfeited as part of his plea deal with the US government

Paul Manafort agreed to sell five of his New York real estate properties as part of his plea deal with the US government. The five homes, which include three apartments in Manhattan, a 1890s brownstone in Brooklyn, and a sprawling mansion in the Hamptons, are worth a combined $22 million.
The cable networks broadcast live shots outside the White House on Monday, September 24, 2018 amid reports that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein was on his way there to resign. He didn't.

How Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein became one of the most-watched officials in Washington

Speculation swirled that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would soon be fired or resign. But the No. 2 Justice Department official is safe for now. Here's how the "poster child for the professional, competent, ethical, and fair-minded prosecutor" became one of the most-watched officials in DC.