Events are moving fast in the USA regarding the “Russian connection.” News agency Reuters has reported that the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury to investigate the interaction of trump's team with the Russians.

It is alleged that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election with a view to bolstering the campaign of Trump against Hillary The grand jury has issued subpoenas concerning a June 2016 meeting between President Donald Trump's son and a Russian lawyer. Matters are compounded by the fact that Trump Jr. allegedly lied as to the nature of the meeting which he earlier claimed was only to discuss adoption of Russian children by Americans.

The allegation that the statement was dictated by Trump to his son is a revelation that has been latched upon by the investigators. Congress and the Intelligence agencies are carrying out multiple investigations into the Russian interference in the U.S. presidential elections. With the appointment of the jury, it is clear that the investigation is moving closer to the President's inner circle though presently the president himself is not the subject of the investigation, BBC reported.

Trump says it’s a 'witch hunt'

Trump is fighting with his back to the wall and has claimed the investigation and allegations of a Russian connection between his team and Russia is a “witch hunt.” In a speech at a rally in Huntington, West Virginia, on Thursday evening, Trump alleged that the allegations were a “hoax” and the Russia story a “total fabrication.” He connected with the partisan crowd as he said that he had won the election not because of Russia but because of his supporters.

Limitations on Trump

Things are however not moving according to the script laid down by Trump. Earlier on Thursday, the U.S. Senate introduced two bills with the express aim to limit the ability of Trump to sack the special prosecutor the way he had sacked James Comey the FBI Director when he started investigating deeply into the connection of Trump's team with Russia.

A bipartisan Congress has already passed the Russia sanctions bill severely limiting the power of the president to lift the sanctions on his own.

Last word

Trump is at loggerheads with his own Intelligence agencies, the CIA and NSA which have determined that Russia did make an attempt to boost the chances of Trump in the November election.

Moscow has repeatedly denied this and Trump himself has cast doubts on the version being presented by the agencies. He is of the view that there was no interference or hacking but it could have been done by anybody, not necessarily Russia. The events in the saga of the Russian connection are moving very fast and the future will no doubt bring even more revelations.