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BOMBSHELL: Mueller just subpoenaed the Trump Organization — and he wants documents about Russia

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization seeking documents about its past dealings inside Russia.

The New York Times reports that Mueller’s team has asked the Trump Organization to deliver a series of documents on many topics, including some that are related to Russia.

According to the Times, the subpoena “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.”

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Although the Times’ report doesn’t have information about what Mueller is specifically looking for in his subpoena, it says that the request for the documents indicates that his office is broadening the scope of its inquiry to look at the president’s complex international business dealings.

The Trump Organization is an umbrella company that oversees Trump’s many businesses. Trump in the past has signaled that Mueller’s team would be crossing a “red line” if it looked into his past business dealings, although Mueller could justify investigating such dealings on the grounds that they may explain why Russian officials worked to help get Trump elected in 2016.

In 2008, for example, Donald Trump Jr. said that Russians “make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of” the Trump Organization’s assets, while also adding that “we see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”


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South Carolina woman who told cops they can’t arrest a ‘white, clean girl’ pleaded guilty to DUI: report

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Last year, 34-year-old Lauren Cutshaw of South Carolina was arrested in Bluffton after running a four-way stop sign at 60 miles an hour. Her blood alcohol level was registered at 0.18 — more than double the legal limit — and she admitted to being high and had marijuana paraphernalia in her car.

According to police reports at the time, Cutshaw offered an unusual defense of her behavior to the arresting officer: she shouldn't go to jail because she's a "thoroughbred ... white, clean girl" who was a cheerleader and sorority sister who graduated with "perfect grades" from a "high accredited university."

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Republicans are getting nervous about Trump’s chances in Wisconsin: ‘There’s no way he’s gaining supporters’

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President Donald Trump's election chances, once again, will likely hinge on Wisconsin's suburbs -- but he can't expect a "free ride."

Hillary Clinton infamously lost the crucial state after failing to campaign there in the waning days before the 2016 election, but some GOP voters there are souring on the president, reported Politico.

“For the president to win Wisconsin again, he’s not going to have the free ride he had last time,” said Brandon Scholz, former executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party. "He’s not going to have Hillary Clinton sitting on her hands “He’s going to have a completely engaged opposition party on the ground.”

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Covering up the corruption: GOP tries to block new Mike Pence investigation

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Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Ireland — or more precisely his curious stay at one of President Trump’s hotels — has prompted multiple congressional probes. But the Democrat-led oversight investigations have already drawn complaints and pushback from Trump’s loudest Republican defenders on Capitol Hill, including the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.

Democrats in both the House of Representatives and Senate have sent official letters of inquiry to the vice president’s office seeking specific information on the costs of Pence's recent stay at Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg, Ireland. They have imposed a Sept. 19 deadline for the administration and the Trump Organization to turn over relevant documents. Democrats have raised concerns that Pence’s stay at Trump’s resort could have violated the emoluments clause in the Constitution. They’ve asked for details like the cost of the stay, Secret Service protection, and comparable rates for hotels nearby as well as across the country in Dublin, where Pence held meetings with Irish officials and business leaders.

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