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Special Counsel Now Investigating If Trump Tried Hiding Purpose Of Russia Meeting

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A new report reveals that special counsel Robert Mueller and his team is now investigating Donald Trump’s part in responding to reports about the meeting his advisers had with a Russian lawyer during last year’s campaign.

According to NBC News, the purpose of the investigation is to see what Trump knew about the meeting and if he if he tried to hide the reason behind the meeting.

“Even if Trump is not charged with a crime as a result of the statement, it could be useful to Mueller’s team to show Trump’s conduct to a jury that may be considering other charges,” a source told NBC.

The investigation is due to the statements Trump said on his way back to the United States from the Group of 20 summit in Germany where he emphasized that it was “not a campaign issue at the time.”

According to NBC, Mueller is investigating to see if Trump helped in creating a “knowingly false statement.”

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This article first appeared on Politicaldig.com. Published with permission.

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Trump Is Officially Under Investigation For Fraud By The NY District Attorney: NYT

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The Manhattan district attorney’s office is “investigating President Donald Trump and his company for bank and insurance fraud,” the New York Times reported Monday.

According to The Times, “the office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., made the disclosure in a new federal court filing arguing Mr. Trump should have to comply with its subpoena seeking eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns.”

“The reports, including investigations into the president’s wealth and an article on the congressional testimony of his former lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, said that the president may have illegally inflated his net worth and the value of his properties to lenders and insurers. Lawyers for Mr. Trump have said he did nothing wrong.”

The newspaper also reported that Trump has asked a judge to declare the subpoena invalid.

The news comes less than a month after the Supreme Court, in a major ruling on the limits of presidential power, cleared the way for Mr. Vance’s prosecutors to seek Mr. Trump’s financial records.

The Times also noted that the investigation is a “significantly broader inquiry than the prosecutors have acknowledged in the past.”

You can read the entire report on The News York Times.

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