Mueller investigation grand jury reportedly extended up to 6 months

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A D.C. district judge has extended the federal grand jury being used by special counsel Robert Mueller up to another 6 months, as its 18-month term was set to expire in the coming days, reports CNN's Katelyn Polantz.

Why it matters: Media outlets have speculated throughout the investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia that the special counsel may soon be wrapping up his probe. The extension of the grand jury suggests otherwise.

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