Robert Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization for documents, including some on Russian Federation

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In an interview with "The New York Times" last summer, president Trump said the Special counsel would be crossing a red line if it expanded into an area related to Trump business dealings.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is demanding documents from the Trump Organization, the first known time he has subpoenaed documents directly related to any of President Trump's businesses. Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, has said he discussed the possibility of building the tower with the former candidate three times during the campaign.

Reports do suggest that the company has so far cooperated and handed over requested materials, and the Times says the organization doesn't appear to be looking to fight the subpoena.

"Whether there was an effort by Russian Federation to create a back channel or assist the Trump campaign through the NRA or gun-rights groups is an open question the committee's minority has endeavored to answer for the past year", he said.

You write, "The lawyers have advised Mr. Trump to refuse an interview, but the president has said he wants to do it, as he believes he has done nothing wrong and can easily answer investigators' questions".

The Times said special counsel witnesses had been asked recently about a potential real estate deal in Moscow, and that investigators have questioned witnesses about the flow of money from the United Arab Emirates to the United States.

Mueller has headed a special investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign since May 2017, after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.

On Thursday, an attorney for The Trump Organization said in a statement to The Associated Press that the company has been "fully cooperative" with Mueller's investigation since July 2017.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) said Thursday if Democrats win back Congress in the 2018 midterms, they'll be forced to investigate not only Russian meddling in the 2016 election but the 2018 one as well because of Republicans inviting more interference.

Witnesses have already been asked about planned property deals in Moscow.

The critical issue at this juncture is how much Russian money and which Russian oligarchs remain invested in the Trump Organization.

Last month, the special counsel indicted 13 Russian nationals and entities for breaking USA laws to meddle in the US 2016 presidential election.

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