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Robert Mueller Issues Subpoenas To Trump Organization In Russian Probe

March 15, 2018 - 5:13 pm
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WASHINGTON (1010 WINS/AP) -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization for documents related to the Russia investigation, according to a report by the New York Times.

President Donald Trump's company says it has been turning over documents for months in response to requests from federal investigators looking into Russian election interference and possible coordination with Trump associates.  
 
An attorney for The Trump Organization says in a statement to The Associated Press that the company has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation since July 2017. The company has been in routine contact with the prosecutors, turning over documents and regularly discussing the scope of requests.
 
The company's cooperative posture mirrors that of the White House and the Trump campaign. Combined, they have provided more than a million pages of documents to investigators. 
 
The Trump Organization is an umbrella entity that encompasses hundreds of companies owned by the president through a trust.

The Trump administration is also imposing sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, including 13 indicted by Mueller.
 
The penalties also include the first use of new powers that Congress passed last year to punish Moscow for election meddling. Those targets include officials working for the Russian military intelligence agency, GRU. 
 
The Treasury Department says the GRU and Russia's military both interfered in the American election and were ``directly responsible'' for the NotPetya cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe in June 2017.
 
Those included in the Mueller indictment include Yevgeny Prigozhin, who's become known as the chef to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The administration is also targeting the Internet Research Agency that Mueller says orchestrated much of the cybermeddling in the presidential election.

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