The Washington Post reported that the federal investigation of possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign has designated a current White House official as a “significant person of interest,” according to sources familiar with the matter. The sources said that the official is a senior White House adviser who is close to President Donald Trump.
The sources said that a grand jury has been issuing subpoenas, as the investigation is kicking into high gear. Despite this, however, the sources said this is not an indication that any criminal charges are forthcoming against anyone.
The probe is now under the leadership of special counsel Robert Mueller, although it’s unclear if the heightened activity is the result of Mueller taking the helm.
In addition to the unnamed White House official, the investigation is still focusing on people like Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, who were once connected to the Trump camp but are no longer connected to the President.