In a new filing Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office told a judge that the grand jury in the District of Columbia at the center of the investigation into President Donald Trump’s documents case had been discharged after more than two years of work.
The revelation comes as Mueller’s investigation is winding down and after a year of prosecutorial activity that saw two top former aides to the president proclaim guilty and a host of other figures tied to Trump facing charges related to the case.
It is not clear what the grand jury’s work entailed or whether its work will result in any additional charges against targets in the investigation, although such action is still a possibility.
The Wednesday filing marked the first time Mueller’s office revealed the grand jury had been discharged, but prosecutors did not explain why.
The court papers also do not offer any insight into the grand jury’s work or what type of evidence was presented to the jurors. But the filing makes clear that the jurors’ work is finished, and any further proceedings or prosecutions related to the investigation will take place in a different venue.