Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization - Get Ready for a Tweetstorm

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  1. samcraig macrumors P6

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/us/politics/trump-organization-subpoena-mueller-russia.html

    The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. It is the first known instance of the special counsel demanding documents directly related to President Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to the president.

    The subpoena is the latest indication that the investigation, which Mr. Trump’s lawyers once regularly assured him would be completed by now, will drag on for at least several more months. Word of the subpoena comes as Mr. Mueller appears to be broadening his investigation to examine the role foreign money may have played in funding Mr. Trump’s political activities. In recent weeks, Mr. Mueller’s investigators have questioned witnesses, including an adviser to the United Arab Emirates, about the flow of Emirati money into the United States.
     
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  3. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    I see his lawyers limiting the scope of Russian involvement only to when he officially ran for President as a minimum.
     
  4. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Good luck.
     
  5. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    We shall see. Trumps businesses prior to the election has been conducted in many countries, perhaps even to Russia, but that should be beyond the scope of the investigation.
     
  6. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    I would say it depends. It depends on whether or not those past relationships and business deals were someone leveraged or influenced things going forward.
     
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    Mueller will want to see all of them and rule out that any dealings did indeed stop before the election, something that seems unlikely under the circumstances.
     
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    I think this is how the interview is going to go down:
     
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    Not if the FBI suspects illegal activity. What are they supposed to do? 'That looks wholly illegal, but it is beyond our scope.'? Get-out-of-jail cards only appear in board games.
     
  10. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Yes, because Trump's lawyer is such a legal genius... Honestly, Cooley should set their building on fire and collect the insurance money. No point in pretending to be a lawyer when you get played and your client is a loud-mouthed buffoon who never follows your advice.
     
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    So...the Republicans on the House Intel Committee cut short their half-hearted investigation, prompting Democrats on the committee to release their own report, which intimates that the Trump Organization may have been dealing with sanctioned Russian banks. Next thing we know, Mueller is asking the Trump Organization for records relating to Russia.

    All at the precise time Trump is crowing about how he's going to stop listening to people trying to hold him back, and just let himself go.

    It's Thursday, which is appropriate, because I don't think we'd be surprised to see a Saturday night massacre around the corner.
     
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    Ding ding ding, we have a winner. I don't get why some people don't understand that.
     

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