Mueller's subpoena of Trump campaign materials is a nothing burger

Mueller Issued First Trump Campaign Subpoena in October: Report

The special counsel, who is now investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, requested Russia-related documents from more than a dozen top officials in mid-October.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team issued the subpoena last month for documents containing specified Russian keywords from more than a dozen officials, according to the report in the Wall Street Journal.

The subpoena, issued in mid-October, reportedly requested documents and emails with keywords related to Russian Federation but didn't compel any officials to testify before Mueller's grand jury, an unnamed source told the Journal. It marks the first time the Trump campaign has been ordered to turn information over to the special counsel.

The campaign has reportedly been submitting documents in response to the subpoena on an "ongoing" basis. Some of the missing emails regarded the Kremlin-connected shadow group WikiLeaks.

The letter said that "other parties" had given the committee documents concerning a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite" that Kushner also forwarded, but that Kushner hadn't sent a copy to the committee. According to the Journal, the request "caught the campaign by surprise", as officials had been voluntarily requiring with Mueller's team. Around the same time, it was also revealed that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his Russian Federation contacts, reportedly out of loyalty to the President.

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.

Related News:

  • Korea, US discuss denuclearization of N. Korea

    Korea, US discuss denuclearization of N. Korea

    But he called on the North to stay that course "for a period of time", according to Yonhap. But he's also expected to discuss issues of mutual interest to the two countries.
    Fox News Slaps Gene Simmons With a Lifetime Ban

    Fox News Slaps Gene Simmons With a Lifetime Ban

    Simmons also jokingly hit staffers in the head with his new book and asked a black employee if he was NBC weatherman Al Roker. He was barred from appearing on the networks' shows after his behavior was reported to higher-ups.
    Moody's ups ratings of SBI, HDFC Bank, EXIM India and IRFC

    Moody's ups ratings of SBI, HDFC Bank, EXIM India and IRFC

    Sovereign ratings are a barometer for investors to ascertain the country's economic health and investment climate. This move is likely to be positive for both bond and currency markets, an HDFC Bank treasury report said.
  • Judge Writes Unsolicited Post About '50 Very Attractive Females' He's Slept With

    Judge Writes Unsolicited Post About '50 Very Attractive Females' He's Slept With

    O'Neill's Friday morning Facebook post had the 70-year-old Chagrin Falls resident talking about sexual encounters with 50 women. That is the right thing to do. "As a candidate for Governor let me save my opponents some research time", O'Neill continued.
    Gigi Hadid pulls out of Victoria's Secret show

    Gigi Hadid pulls out of Victoria's Secret show

    She also wore the flag of Taiwan as a cape during the concert, as many performers have done in many other countries. Per In Style , she posted a picture of the two of them with the caption, " 2 yrs w my favorite human ".
    For how long will we say PoK is ours? Farooq Abdullah

    For how long will we say PoK is ours? Farooq Abdullah

    India, however, maintains that PoK belongs to India, as it was invaded by Pakistan in 1947. Ahir said PoK was under Islamabad because of the "mistakes" of previous governments.
  • George Clooney returning to TV in Catch-22 adaptation

    George Clooney returning to TV in Catch-22 adaptation

    Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama ER back in the '90s, and was even nominated for two Emmys for his work. Clooney exited the show in 1999, and Catch-22 is his first major television project since.
    Man Discussing Church Shootings Accidentally Shoots Self in Church

    Man Discussing Church Shootings Accidentally Shoots Self in Church

    He removed the gun's magazine, emptied the chamber and started passing it around, according to WATE in Knoxville . The man then loaded the magazine, apparently chambered a bullet, and returned the gun to its holster, police say.
    Signal Fault Causes MRT Train Accident in Singapore

    Signal Fault Causes MRT Train Accident in Singapore

    The injured passengers had already been sent to hospitals, SCDF said, adding that many of them sustained minor injuries. Then, the second train has come in contact with the stationary train which is present at the Joo Koon metro station.
  • US Navy confirms its jets drew penises in the sky

    US Navy confirms its jets drew penises in the sky

    Contacted by KREM-TV in Spokane, officials at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island admitted that one of its aircraft was responsible. Anahi Torres took to Twitter , sharing an image of the phallic-shaped trail that went up around noon Thursday.

    JC Penney Company Inc (JCP) Holdings Increased by Evercore Trust Company, Na

    Perhaps, that suggests something about why 73.37% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. The business had revenue of $2.81 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.77 billion.
    Rising trend of casino apps

    Rising trend of casino apps

    For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.


Most liked

Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018
But voice control is created to work only with Apple Music, the company's $10 a month subscription service. But unlike other companies, Apple is hesitant to open up its speaker to third-party developers.

Dogs drastically lowers risk of premature death, especially in people living alone
The results? Dog owners - especially dog owners who lived alone - had a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Researchers say owning a dog in general leads to more physical activity, which may explain the results.

Stephen Curry: Warriors 'Likely' to Face Celtics in NBA Finals
On Thursday night, Golden State guards Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were 0-for-6 on shots taken when defended by Smart. He scored 25 points in a 109-102 victory over Brooklyn in a game that saw all five Celtics starters in double figures.

Venezuela's state oil firm PDVSA declared in default
Venezuela has been struggling to make payments on its worldwide bonds amid a crippling economic crisis. Ratings on those bonds also will be lowered to "D", of default, if not paid on time, it said.

Keystone Pipeline spill comes on eve of decision on Keystone XL
Another came in April when about 84 gallons of crude oil leaked from the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in Spink County. Walsh said 5,000 barrels of oil have leaked, and at 42 gallons a barrel, that totals 210,000 gallons of oil.

Chelsea defender David Luiz recalled to squad for West Bromwich Albion clash
He refused to expand further, insisting he had attended the press conference to speak about the group rather than individuals. It's very hard now to predict who will win the title in this league, but Manchester City are [on] a very positive path.

Sooner National Championship Teams Visit White House
Days later, when queried on the topic again, Staley said, "Here's my take, and I'm not going to discuss the White House anymore". Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said Thursday that her team has declined an invite and instead will focus on the season ahead.

United Kingdom 'to pay Iran £450m' to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Britain is said to owe Iran £450m for a cancelled arms deal in the 1970s. Officially, the UK Government does not make ransom payments.

Padmavati: Rajput Karni Sena now Threatens Deepika Padukone
A heavy posse of security men has been deployed outside the actress's residence as well as the office in Mumbai. She is just a woman who dances for money".

Gutsy Pujara defies rampaging Sri Lanka in Kolkata Test
The continued adverse weather meant only 21 overs were played Friday, after just 11.5 overs were completed the previous day. India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara stood firm against a persistent Sri Lankan pace attack as the hosts took lunch at 74-5.

Rhode Island unemployment rate remains at 4.2 percent
The leisure and hospitality sector has grown by almost 2,500 with other services adding slightly more than 2,000 jobs this year. Unemployment remains historically low in ME , with the rate at or below 4 percent for 25 consecutive months, officials say.

Five die as police battle Nasa supporters welcoming Raila
In a statement, police spokesman George Kinoti said the five were stoned to death in mob justice incidents during the march. The government has denied claims of attempted assassination of National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga.

Norway apologizes to Turkey over North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drill incident
It was not clear what drill Erdogan was referring to and there was no immediate comment from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation . Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen apologized for the incident.

Gigi Hadid 'pulls out' of Victoria's Secret Show in Shanghai
Last night, she appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", where she and the host modeled two of the pairs. Page Six also noted that Adriana Lima is also having difficulties securing her visa due to a "diplomatic problem".

Baltimore detective dies after being shot on duty
The area where the officer was shot has a number of vacant rowhouses and has been the scene of numerous shootings. His wife and two children, who live out of town, were taken to the hospital by Pennsylvania state troopers.