Special counsel Robert Mueller’s
investigators reportedly issued a subpoena to President
campaign last month, requesting Russia-related documents from
over a dozen top officials, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The subpoena, issued in
mid-October, reportedly requested documents and
emails with keywords related to Russia but didn’t
compel any officials to testify before Mueller’s grand jury, an
unnamed source told the Journal.
This is the first report of Mueller compelling the Trump
campaign to hand over information.
President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin
attend a photo session at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday.
(Jorge Silva / Reuters)
Earlier this year, U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that
Russia sought to
interfere with the U.S. presidential election to help Trump
Since May, Mueller, a former FBI director, has been leading an
investigation into possible coordination between the Trump
campaign and Russian officials. Trump has repeatedly denied
that his team colluded with Russia to win the election.
In late October, a federal grand jury filed the first
charges in Mueller’s investigation. Former Trump campaign
chairman Paul Manafort and his
business associate Rick Gates were indicted ― and have
pleaded not guilty ― on charges of conspiracy and money
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