Speaking indictment

In the United States, a speaking indictment is an indictment that goes beyond the mere statement of charges, thus putting statements about alleged events into the public domain.[1] In 2018, it was reported that speaking indictments had been used as part of the Mueller Inquiry into Russian interference with the American political process.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Robert Mueller appears to be using an obscure tool in his Russia investigation". Newsweek. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  2. ^ Swanson, Ian (2018-08-24). "Mueller's 'speaking indictments' offer clues to strategy". TheHill. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  3. ^ "Russia indictments lay the foundation for broader conspiracy charges, says former FBI special counsel". PBS NewsHour. Feb 19, 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-23.