Mueller’s Leaked Subpoena Targets Trump’s Team As a ‘Criminal Enterprise’
Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent a subpoena seeking all documents involving the president and a host of his closest advisers, a move that indicates he’s treating Trump’s team as “criminal enterprise,” according to Axios.
The grand jury investigating alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is seeking all documents involving the president and a host of his closest advisers, according to a copy of the subpoena reviewed by Axios.
In response to the report, Ned Price, a former CIA official, said the subpoena indicates Mueller is treating Trump’s team like a “criminal enterprise.”
Price also pointed out that the inclusion of Roger Stone, who only had a brief stint in the campaign, no subsequent role in the White House, but documented contacts with Wikileaks, may indicate an investigation into whether or not Trump’s team colluded with Russia.
The document, seen by and labeled a “hit list” by Axios, asks for all texts, letters, handwritten notes, or communications of any kind starting from November 1, 2015, between one unnamed witness and the following people:
Steve Bannon, who left the White House as chief strategist in August.
Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for Trump who testified before congressional investigators in October.
Rick Gates, Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, who pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy and lying to the FBI.
Hope Hicks, who resigned last week as Trump’s communications director.
Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.
Keith Schiller, a former bodyguard for Trump who left as director of Oval Office operations in September.
Roger Stone, a longtime Republican political operative and Trump campaign adviser who sources have told NBC News is the focus of investigators interested in his contacts with WikiLeaks during the campaign.
Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager until June 2016.
Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign manager and Gates’ business partner, who pleaded not guilty to money laundering, conspiracy and making false statements last week.
And, finally, Donald J. Trump.