Special Counsel's Russia Probe Inching Closer To President Trump

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The investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump organization for documents, including some related to Russian Federation, according to multiple reports Thursday.

The reports from the New York Times, the Associated Press, and other media on March 15, citing sources knowledgeable about the matter, were the first to say Mueller is demanding materials directly related to Trump's businesses as part of his investigation into connections between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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.

The Trump Organization's lawyer told the Times,"This is old news and our assistance and cooperation with the various investigations remains the same today". But Mueller will likely go where the evidence takes him. "We're going to continue to fully cooperate out of respect for the special counsel", Sanders said.

Previous reports found that Mueller had requested documents related to the Trump family from Deutche Bank; the latest subpoenas could help confirm information found there.

Trump campaigned as a businessman whose deal-making prowess would translate directly into reforming Washington.

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

Before Trump was sworn in, he pledged that he would stay uninvolved in his businesses while in office but insisted it would be too punitive for his business partners for him to divest from the company altogether.

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

The Trump Organisation maintains it has never owned property in Russian Federation.

The Trump Organization is not publicly held, making it hard to determine where it receives its money and invests it.

The Times said special counsel witnesses had been asked recently about a potential real estate deal in Moscow, and that investigators have questioned witnesses about the flow of money from the United Arab Emirates to the United States.

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