Mueller Subpoenas Trump Campaign for Russia-related Documents, Source Says


Sending a subpoena to an entity that says it has been cooperating with document requests isn't unusual in cases in which prosecutors have some concern that their demands aren't being met promptly or aren't being entirely fulfilled, former prosecutors said.

Goldstone's lawyer, G. Robert Gage, whose office is a few blocks from Trump Tower in Manhattan, only told the network that "nothing is presently scheduled" for his client.

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The subpoena against the campaign would have come prior to the special counsel's charges against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates for money laundering, conspiracy, and failure to register as a foreign agent, which were filed October 30.

Goldstone also informed him: 'This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump - helped along by Aras and Emin'.

Trump Jr. says the meeting ended up being a waste of time and that the lawyer really wanted to talk about Russian adoption rules, not Clinton.

"To the extent they had information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate, I believed that I should at least hear them out", Trump Jr. said in a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Trump campaign officials were not compelled by the subpoena to testify before the grand jury Mueller's team convened earlier this year.

The Trump Tower meeting has also attracted the scrutiny of investigators on Capitol Hill.

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