Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Trump told 'a bedtime story' on Mueller wrapping up probe — MSNBC's Geist

Trump told 'a bedtime story' on Mueller wrapping up probe — MSNBC's Geist Trump told 'a bedtime story' on Mueller wrapping up probe — MSNBC's Geist
Jean Garcia | 17 March, 2018, 02:21

Last thing, if Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russian Federation - is that a red line?

Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for business documents - some of which are related to Russian Federation, according to The New York Times - a move that represents the latest evidence that the probe seems to have widened to include far more than simply Russia's attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Attorneys for the Trump Organization dismissed the news, saying the company has been cooperating with the Mueller probe for months.

The development is coming two weeks after Sam Nunberg, former aide to Trump said he would risk jail term by not complying with a subpoena served him by Mueller but later retracted his comments.

The reports come as Mueller has appeared to be broadening his investigation to include the influence that foreign money may have played on Trump's political activities.

But Trump's description of his dealings doesn't allow for the fact that national security problems and other quandaries might arise for the President over potentially compromising business transactions and relationships in the U.S., or because of funds that might have flowed into his wallet years ago.

However, the subpoena represents the latest indication of the breadth of the special counsel's almost year-long, wide-ranging probe into possible collusion between Russian agents and members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

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. The president declined to say how he would respond if he concluded that the special counsel had crossed that line.

Major bottled water brands may contain plastic particles, new research shows
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Members of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau stand with a doorman outside US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Trump Tower ahead of the US presidential election in Manhattan, New York November 7, 2016.

Last year, Trump told NBC that he had no property or investments in Russian Federation. Trump's claim he has no real estate holdings in Russian Federation was recently contradicted by witnesses testifying before Mueller. He's charged with investigating not only Russian involvement in the 2016 election but also any other potential matters that arise from that investigation. Which is why the subpoena at this stage of the investigation is so interesting, and potentially unsafe for President Trump and his family.

Some of the murkiest financial dealings with possible Russian ties that Trump engaged in may have taken place in NY, not Moscow.

Mueller is also examining whether the president has tried to obstruct the investigation.

The President's corporation is "fully cooperative with all investigations, including the special counsel", Futerfas said. According to the Times, Mueller's office has shared topics it wants to discuss with the president.

So when the lawyer for the Trump Organization says the grand jury subpoena is "old news", don't believe him.

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