Corroboration: First charges filed in Russia probe led by U.S. Special Counsel: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters.

The filing of the sealed charges was first reported by CNN.

(Reporting by Kieran Murray; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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