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Special Counsel Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for business documents. The subpoena is seeking documents related to Russia from the time before Trump ran for office. This is the first time President Trump’s business records have been subpoenaed, and marks an evolution in Mueller’s investigation.

Trump has previously stated that he would “draw a line” before he allowed his and his family’s records to be subpoenaed. Though Trump’s business records are not quite his personal records, they do bring the investigation closer to his private affairs. Mueller’s willingness to hone in on Trump indicates at least a reasonable belief that he will find documents related to Russia, and, considering the fragility of the situation, could mean an even greater suspicion.

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