Mueller Just Subpoenaed Trump Campaign For Russia-Related Documents: Report
The Wall Street Journal just reported that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have issued a subpoena to President Trump’s election campaign for documents related to Russia.
According to the report, Mueller’s team issued the subpoena in mid-October, requesting documents and emails from over a dozen top campaign officials that include several keywords related to Russia.
Citing a source familiar with the matter, the Journal said that the subpoena would not compel testimony before a grand jury, but that Trump’s campaign was surprised by the order after voluntarily cooperating with previous requests from Mueller’s team.
The subpoena marks the first time Trump’s campaign has been ordered to turn over information to Mueller’s investigation. Mueller has previously subpoenaed former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and several of his associates, as well as subpoenaing several banks to obtain Manafort’s financial records.
In late October, Manafort was charged with multiple counts, including conspiracy against the United States and money laundering related to his work for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. His former business associate, Richard Gates, was also indicted.
Earlier that month Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russian officials.