Published: Fri, November 17, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Mueller Issued Subpoena To Trump Campaign Officials In October

Mueller Issued Subpoena To Trump Campaign Officials In October

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators reportedly issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump's campaign last month, requesting Russia-related documents from over a dozen top officials, reports the Wall Street Journal.

According to the report, the subpoena was a surprise to Trump's campaign, which is providing documents on an "ongoing basis" in response.

The subpoena was issued in mid-October and includes requests from at least a dozen high-ranking campaign officials for documents and emails that contain Russia-related keywords. The campaign had previously been voluntarily complying with the special counsel's requests for information, and had been sharing with Mr. Mueller's team the documents it provided to congressional committees as part of their probes of Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. The special counsel team likely knows what they're looking for, and so far the Trump campaign has not turned it over.

The White House has not received a similar subpoena, CNN is told.

The second source calls the subpoena "bookkeeping" at the end of a grand jury process.

The revelation of the subpoena came on the same day that the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee pressed Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser and Trump's son-in-law, to provide additional documents for its Russian Federation investigation. However, Thursday's subpoena is the first time Trump's campaign has been compelled to do so, although some individuals such as former campaign chair Paul Manafort and some of his associates have already been subpoenaed.

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