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Robert Mueller to serve first indictment in Russia probe Monday

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A federal grand jury in Washington has approved the first criminal charges in the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference, two sources told NBC News.

Mueller's Office of the Special Counsel will make public an indictment on Monday, a U.S. official with firsthand knowledge of the process confirmed to NBC News, without the name of the person, or the nature of the charges. The timing was confirmed by a second source familiar with the matter.

CNN first reported on Friday that the grand jury approved charges. Those charges remain sealed. 

Peter Carr, a spokesperson for Mueller, declined to comment Friday night.

Mueller was appointed in May as special counsel to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the election.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly denied that any collusion with Russia took place and has called the Russia probe a "witch hunt."

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