Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization in the ongoing investigation into alleged collusion between members of President Donald Trump‘s 2016 US election campaign team and Russian officials.
This is the first publicly known time the investigation has been taken directly to Mr Trump’s business – the New York Times reported.
The White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: ‘There was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
For specific questions about the Trump Organization I would refer you to them’.
The administration and Mr Trump have repeatedly denied any allegations of wrongdoing in the matter.
The rich specificity of the emerging Trump-Russia narrative found in the indictments of special prosecutor Robert Mueller is now smothering the president’s defenses – overwhelming his counterattacks and depriving him of options and friends.
No wonder Trump is in a terrible mood.
The details of the furtive machinations of the Trump entourage and the coterie of Vladimir Putin – from Trump Tower to the Seychelles Islands – brings to life the story of how these two power cliques came together to do business during and after the 2016 presidential election.
Sam Nunberg – a former aide to President Donald Trump – is refusing to turn over crucial evidence subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential campaign—and at first Nunberg didn’t seem to realize just how serious that is.
On live TV multiple times Monday – Nunberg dismissed questions about whether or not he could go to jail for objecting to Mueller’s formal request for his communications with other members of the Trump campaign and to testify before a grand jury.
‘He’s not going to send me to jail’ Nunberg said.
Then his voice became more serious.
‘You know what?
Mr. Mueller if he wants to send me to jail – he can send me to jail and then I’ll laugh about it’.
For the sake of Nunberg and anyone else who may be reading: One can absolutely go to jail for refusing to comply with a subpoena.
Mueller has already obtained three guilty verdicts in his investigation – there’s no reason to think he won’t use the full force of the law to get what he wants.
The special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin has stepped up pressure on the former campaign manager Paul Manafort by filing new sealed court charges against him.
Reuters saw a court record referring to the sealed charges, which were also directed against Rick Gates, Manafort’s former business associate, but the documents provided no details on the nature of the charges.