Russia investigation brings first charges: Report

(ABC News) -- The special counsel team investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and possible links to the campaign of President Donald Trump filed its first charges against at least one individual, according to a report by CNN.
 
The team of special counsel Robert Mueller brought charges before a grand jury, according to the report.
 
ABC News has not confirmed that charges were filed.
 
Attorneys from Mueller's office were at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., on Friday, including one of his senior prosecutors who specializes in fraud cases. ABC News confirmed a filing was made at the court Friday.
 
It's unclear at this point how significant this potential action might be.
 

Mueller is investigating whether there was any collusion between members of the Trump presidential campaign and Russia in connection with the 2016 election. The special counsel has also been probing the financial dealings of some key Trump associates.
 
Sources close to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort told ABC News that they have no indication that any charges against him may be imminent.
 
ABC News also reached out to people associated with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and have so far not received a comment in response.

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