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We can hear the rumbling outside the window. Overnight the president holding a rally in West Virginia attacking the Russia investigation as we now learn special counsel Robert Mueller is now working with the grand jury on this. The president also facing more leaks from the white house in Washington. “The Washington post” publishing transcripts of his actual calls with world leaders. Attorney general Jeff sessions will speak later this morning about a crackdown now on the leakers and this afternoon president trump will start his first vacation since taking office. He’ll spend it at his golf club in bedminster, New Jersey. First though we want to get to new details about the Russia investigation, this gra jury and our senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega back with us from the white house. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: A lot of news to get here, David. Good morning to you. This investigation has entered an entirely new phase. This grand jury means it will likely stretch on for months but president trump is on the offensive. He calls this Russia story a total fabrication. President trump on a swing to West Virginia overnight turning his megarally for supporters into a full-throated assault on the Russia allegations. The Russia story is a total fabrication. It’s just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics. That’s all it is. Reporter: One hit after the next. Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign. There never were. We didn’t win because of Russia. We won because of you. Reporter: And the crowd loved it. What the prosecutors should be looking at are Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted e-mails. Reporter: Now joining the inquiry into possible collusion between the president and his team and Russia, a grand jury convened by special counsel Robert Mueller. ABC news has learned that grand jury has been secretly working for weeks, reuters reporting the panel has issued subpoenas in connection with that trump tower meeting where Donald Trump Jr. Was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton. The president’s personal lawyer says there is no indication the president himself is a target. With respect to the impaneling of the grand jury, we have no reason to believe that the president’s under investigation here. Reporter: But the news seemed to catch the top white house lawyer dealing with the investigation by surprise. Special counsel to the…

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