CNN: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has filed first charges in Russia investigation CNN is reporting that the first charges have been filed and approved by a grand jury in Washington, D.C. Special counsel Mueller is on the move. The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. It is unclear what the charges are. A spokesman for the special counsel's office declined to comment. Things are moving. On Friday, top lawyers who are helping to lead the Mueller probe, including veteran prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, were seen entering the court room at the DC federal court where the grand jury meets to hear testimony in the Russia investigation. Reporters present saw a flurry of activity at the grand jury room, but officials made no announcements. It’s Friday!