Mueller widens scope of investigation to include Trump business dealings with Russia: Report

WASHINGTON (BY: SALLY PERSONS, THE WASHINGTON TIMES) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has widened the scope of his Russia investigation to include President Trump’s business transactions, according to a Bloomberg report.

Mr. Mueller is now looking into transactions between Mr. Trump’s businesses and those of his associates to Russia, the report said on Thursday. This includes Russian purchases at Mr. Trump’s properties and their involvement in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, which was held in Moscow.

Mr. Trump told The New York Times that Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the elections shouldn’t delve into his businesses.

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