Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump Business For Russia, Other Documents

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Swalwell replied he was heartened to see that special counsel Robert Mueller had issued a subpoena for Trump Organization documents about Russian Federation and called for the publication of Intelligence Committee transcripts.

Asked Thursday about the subpoena and the president's red line comments made to the Times past year, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred questions to the Trump Organization. The Trump organization has been voluntarily giving the special counsel documents to assist with its investigation, but now faces an official subpoena.

Trump previously said should Mueller probe his personal finances, that would be a "red line".

A source familiar with the investigation tells, the new subpoena is an indication the special investigation has obtained information raising more questions about the financial dealings of the Trump organizations.

"This is old news and our assistance and cooperation with the various investigations remains the same today", said Alan Futerfas, who represents the company.

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Congressional committees also have been investigating Russian Federation and the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

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

However, Trump signed a "letter of intent" for a real-estate project in Moscow in 2015. "Out of respect for the special counsel, we're not going to comment", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

The subpoena is a sign that the Mueller investigation continues to pick up steam, even as Trump decries remaining questions about potential coordination between his associates and Russian Federation and denies any wrongdoing. The lawyers have advised Trump to refuse an interview, but the president has said he wants to do it, as he believes he has done nothing wrong and can easily answer investigators' questions.

The Trump Organization, which President Donald Trump ran with his family before he entered the White House, played down the significance of any subpoena.

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