Reports that special counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed the Trump Organization are being downplayed by a lawyer for the company, who says they have been cooperating with the investigation from the beginning and that the subpoena is “old news.”
Alan Futerfas, a Trump Organization lawyer, said in a statement: “Since July 2017, we have advised the public that the Trump Organization is fully cooperative with all investigations, including the Special Counsel, and is responding to their requests. This is old news and our assistance and cooperation with the various investigations remains the same today.”
Futerfas’ statement comes after a The New York Times reported Thursday that Mueller had subpoenaed the Trump Organization, requesting documents related to Russia matters relevant to Mueller’s investigation.
The Hill notes: Trump has previously said that Mueller would be crossing a “red line” if his investigation expanded beyond Russian meddling into his private business dealings.
The White House on Thursday declined to address whether Trump viewed the latest development as going beyond the scope of the investigation.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pointed to a House Intelligence Committee report, authored by Republicans, that cleared the Trump campaign of allegations of collusion.
Democrats on the panel are disputing the Republican’s findings.
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