Red line? Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization

Saul Bowman
March 17, 2018

"According to the "failing" New York Times, special prosecutor Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization, the president's company, demanding that they hand over any documents related to business they may have done with Russia", Kimmel relayed to his audience.

Special counsel Robert Mueller may very well have just crossed one of Trump's red lines in his investigation into the White House's connections to Russian Federation.

The story of the subpoena was first issued by the New York Times. Asked if Mueller would be crossing a "red line" by looking into his finances and those of his family unrelated to Russia, Trump said he thought that would be "a violation" of Mueller's authority.

In addition to the company's record production, the White House and the Trump campaign combined have provided more than a million pages of documents to Mueller's investigators. "This is old news and our assistance and cooperation with the various investigations remains the same today".

Futerfas also represents Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump Organization officers and employees.

Asked about the Times report on Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said only "there was no collusion between the Trump campaign Russian Federation".


Last week, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee ended its investigation into the 2016 election after it found no evidence of collusion between the Trump administration or campaign team and Russian Federation.

The Trump Organization has typically complied with requests from congressional investigators for documents for their own inquiries into Russian election interference, and there was no indication the company planned to fight Mueller's order.

White House special counsel Ty Cobb had no comment.

Meanwhile, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee moved earlier this week to close their investigation, saying they found no "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as denying that Russian efforts to interfere in the election were done to bolster Trump, a central tenet of the USA intelligence community's conclusion about the meddling. Eric Trump has denied those remarks.

A month later, the White House counsel, Donald McGahn, threatened to quit after Trump asked him to have Mueller fired because the president believed he had conflict-of-interest issues that precluded him from running the special-counsel investigation. He also hatched another apt simile for watching the F.B.I. investigation: "This investigation is so slow, it's like watching a porno in real time". Mueller's office has shared topics it wants to discuss with the president, according to two people familiar with the talks. Trump is reportedly considering whether to bring on an additional lawyer, Emmet Flood, who represented Bill Clinton during the impeachment process.

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