Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenas the Trump Organization for documents on Russia. Um, watch out for Donald Trump’s unhinged meltdown on Twitter as a result of the news.
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known time that the special counsel demanded documents directly related to President Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to the president.
The breadth of the subpoena was not clear, nor was it clear why Mr. Mueller issued it instead of simply asking for the documents from the company, an umbrella organization that oversees Mr. Trump’s business ventures. In the subpoena, delivered in recent weeks, Mr. Mueller ordered the Trump Organization to hand over all documents related to Russia and other topics he is investigating, the people said.
News that Robert Mueller subpoenas the Trump Organization comes on the same day as the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Russia for meddling in the 2016 election and cyber attacks. The Treasury Dept. sanctioned some of the individuals indicted by Mueller. It’s kinda hard for Donald Trump to find a puppet to get rid of Mueller at this point.