Mueller Just Subpoenaed Trump

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The special counsel's order is the first known instance of the special counsel demanding records directly related to President Donald Trump's businesses.

Special counsel Mueller has requested documents directly related to President Trump's business dealings, including those with Russian Federation, for the first time, according to media reports.

The New York Times first reported news of the subpoenas.

Remember when Trump said that if Mueller started looking at his financial matters in his investigation, that would cross a "red line" and he might put a stop to it? According to the paper, "Mueller appears to be broadening his inquiry to examine the role foreign money may have played in funding Mr. Trump's political activities".

The request occurred in "recent weeks", according to the Times.

Mueller has indicted 13 Russians and three companies accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, and on Thursday, the Trump administration included them in sanctions it leveled at Russia as punishment for interference in the campaign and "malicious cyberattacks".

The company, meanwhile, said it has been turning over documents for months in response to requests from the special counsel.

"This is old news and our assistance and cooperation with the various investigations remains the same today", NY lawyer Alan Futerfas, who represents the Trump Organization in the Russian Federation probe, said in a statement.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also said Thursday that the president was cooperating with the inquiry and referred questions to the Trump Organization.

Mueller could run afoul of a line the president has warned him not to cross.

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the company founded by President Donald Trump for documents, including some related to Russian Federation, media are reporting. "We're going to continue to fully cooperate out of respect for the special counsel", Sanders said.

Trump campaigned as a businessman whose deal-making prowess would translate directly into reforming Washington. Beyond the reported fact of the subpoena to the Trump Organization, if it is indeed a fact, every sentence is pumped in to inflate their lack of knowledge into a story.

Futerfas also represents Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump Organization officers and employees. Corporations that do not respond at all to grand jury subpoenas can be held in contempt of court. Trump's claim he has no real estate holdings in Russian Federation was recently contradicted by witnesses testifying before Mueller.

In addition to the statement on coordination with Russians, Republicans said the draft challenges an assessment by USA intelligence agencies that the Russian government, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, waged a covert influence campaign to interfere in the election with the goal of hurting Clinton's candidacy and helping Trump's campaign.

However, Trump signed a "letter of intent" for a real-estate project in Moscow in 2015.

Members of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau stand with a doorman outside US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Trump Tower ahead of the US presidential election in Manhattan, New York November 7, 2016.

House Intelligence Committee officials said they spent hundreds of hours reviewing raw source material used by the intelligence services in the assessment and that it did not meet the appropriate standards to make the claim about helping Trump.

As examples of evidence of coordination, Schiff cited multiple contacts between Trump's campaign and Russia, including a meeting in Trump Tower in June 2016 and information passed on to an Australian diplomat by a former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopolous, that the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

At the same time, Trump is considering whether to bring on a new lawyer to help represent him in the special counsel's investigation.

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