• How the Federal Grand Jury Process Works
  • September 15, 2017
  • The formation of a grand jury by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III as part of the Russia investigation has drawn attention to a process that is usually conducted out of the spotlight. Federal grand juriesare a standard but often secluded part of the government’s investigation and prosecution of possible criminal acts. It may be helpful to pull back the curtain, look beyond the headlines, and examine the basic elements of the federal grand jury process, its common uses, and potential outcomes.