Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Mueller investigation subpoenas documents from Trump Organization

Mueller investigation subpoenas documents from Trump Organization

According to a New York Times report, the special investigation led by Mueller into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's presidential campaign is now demanding documents related to Russian Federation.

Last year, President Trump told the New York Times that Mueller's team would be crossing a "red line" if it started investigating the Trump Organization and/or the Trump family businesses for matters beyond Russian Federation. The company has been in routine contact with the prosecutors, turning over documents and regularly discussing the scope of requests, he said.

The revelation comes as Mueller, who is also examining Moscow's alleged collusion with the Trump campaign, has appeared to try to broaden his investigation to include the influence that foreign money may have played on Trump's political activities. Combined, they have provided more than a million pages of documents to investigators.

Last year, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that the Kremlin had received an e-mail in January 2016 from the Trump Organization's chief counsel at the time, Michael Cohen, asking for support for the Trump Tower project in Moscow.

Mueller's action is likely to make Trump nervous.

In a July interview with the New York Times, Trump said that looking into his or his family's finances would be a violation of what Mueller was tasked to investigate, and he'd considered it possible grounds to fire Mueller. Russian Federation has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it meddled in the election and Trump has said there was no collusion between his campaign and Moscow officials.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders referred questions about the matter on Thursday to the Trump Organization. We're not going to comment for any specific questions about the Trump organization. Last week, Trump spoke with Emmet Flood, a longtime Washington lawyer who represented former President Bill Clinton during the impeachment process, about coming into the White House to deal with the inquiry.

Mueller is investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 USA election, and potential collusion by Trump aides. Eric Trump has denied those remarks.

The President's corporation is "fully cooperative with all investigations, including the special counsel", Futerfas said.

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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