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Revelation In Mueller Report Prompts California Prosecutors To Expand Probe Into Trump

Following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into the Russia investigation, Los Angeles prosecutors have teamed up with new york investigators and joined in on probes into President Donald Trump.

Citing sources briefed on the investigation, The New York Times reports that the California prosecutors are aiming their guns at the president’s inaugural fund as a new revelation in the Mueller report suggests a massive criminal case.

“The Justice Department continues to investigate the business and political dealings of Elliott Broidy, a top fund-raiser for Mr. Trump’s campaign and inauguration, who tried to use his access to the Trump team to boost his businesses,” the Times reported, adding that “federal investigators in Los Angeles have also taken part in the inquiry.”

The report enumerated the investigations into the president that are continuing to take place in the wake of the submission of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the Justice Department.

Federal prosecutors in Washington, DC, for instance, “will handle the prosecution of the Trump political adviser Roger J. Stone Jr., who was charged as part of Mr. Mueller’s investigation.”

New York authorities are separately “pursuing several investigations focused on the president, his associates and his business,” including a mortgage fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and “civil inquiries into the Trump Organization’s insurance practices, real estate deals, and whether the family’s charitable foundation violated tax laws.”

Prosecutors in Brooklyn are also looking into Trump inaugural committee donations and the Middle East ties of the committee’s chairman, Trump’s longtime friend Tom Barrack who in 2018 was interviewed by Mueller, people briefed on the discussion told the Times.

You can read the entire report via The New York Times.

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