The New York Times reports:
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. The order is the first known time that the special counsel demanded documents directly related to President Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to the president.
The breadth of the subpoena was not clear, nor was it clear why Mr. Mueller issued it instead of simply asking for the documents from the company, an umbrella organization that oversees Mr. Trump’s business ventures. In the subpoena, delivered in recent weeks, Mr. Mueller ordered the Trump Organization to hand over all documents related to Russia and other topics he is investigating, the people said.
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.
Breaking: Significant for Mueller to subpoena Trump ORGANIZATION for first time. About Russia.
And he could have *requested* material — this is a more assertive approach. https://t.co/LApQRP9bXc
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) March 15, 2018
New: Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents. The order is the first known time that the special counsel demanded documents directly related to Donald Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to Trump. https://t.co/KqSlyghIe1
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) March 15, 2018
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 15, 2018
I support retaining, giving SC Mueller all he needs. But DAG Rosenstein owes public a status report on where this is going. And if refuses that does give @realDonaldTrump an argument why he needs a new AG to at least brief public much of which skeptical. https://t.co/Yqth7lAHTt
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) March 15, 2018