Mueller Is Targeting New Evidence to Uncover the Secret Communications Between Witnesses in the Russia Probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked witnesses to hand over new evidence potentially related to the Russia investigation, according to a new report from CNBC: cell phones containing encrypted messages. 

The report found that the witnesses have complied with Mueller’s request out of a fear of a subpoena. The evidence could be key to uncovering any wrongdoing on behalf of central figures in the investigation, and the fact that they used secure messaging apps such as WhatsApp or Signal that encrypt users’ data could be evidence that they were aware they were violating the law. 

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was accused this week by the Mueller team of attempting to tamper with witnesses using an encrypted messaging service.

Read the full report at CNBC.

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