According to two sources familiar with the situation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents.
The sources also revealed that there were some documents that were related to Russia.
This is said to be the first time that Mueller has ordered documents directly from Trump’s business.
The subpoena shows that Mueller’s investigation continues to evolve even though Trump has called the Russia probe a “witch hunt” on multiple occasions. Trump has also warned Mueller that looking into his finances is crossing a red line.
In a previous New York Times interview, Trump warned Mueller, “I think that’s a violation. Look, this is about Russia. So I think if he wants to go, my finances are extremely good, my company is an unbelievably successful company.”
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An attorney for the Trump Organization has released a statement that stated that the company will continue to be “fully cooperative” with Mueller’s probe.
Statement from attorney for Trump Org on Mueller subpoena pic.twitter.com/9oa8MiyT1a
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 15, 2018
On Thursday, during the press conference, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about the subpoena. To which she replied that Trump will “cooperate” with Mueller.
Sanders stated, “As we’ve maintained all along and as the president has said numerous times, there was no collusion between the campaign and Russia.”
She continued,”We’re going to continue to fully cooperate out of respect for the special counsel. We’re not going to comment for any specific questions about the Trump organization. I’d refer you there.”
So far, in the Russia investigation, Mueller has gotten guilty pleas from Michael Flynn, former Trump national security adviser, Richard Gates, a former campaign official and business associate of Trump’s, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort; and former Trump campaign staffer George Papadapoulos.
Mueller has also indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations for plotting to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
This is a developing story.
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