Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investing a 2015' payment made to President Donald Trump's Foundation worth $150K by a Ukrainian steel magnate for a 20-minute video appearance of Trump, reports New York Times on Monday, April 9.
Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk made the donation to Trump's Foundation in September 2015 back when Trump was seeking the GOP nomination for president. The payment was handed down to the foundation after Trump spoke through a video to a conference held in Kiev.
Robert Mueller (left) is reportedly investigating a 2015' payment made to President Donald Trump's Foundation worth $150K by a Ukrainian steel magnate Victor Pinchuk
Source: New York Post
Investigators over-looked the transaction this on-going year in the midst of an investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 election. The subpoena involved documents related to Russia and other topics. And news has that Pinchuk's donation was allegedly solicited by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen whose offices were raided on Monday, April 9 by FBI.
Video: President Donald Trump on FBI's raid on Cohen on Monday, April 9
On Monday's raid, FBI reportedly seized communications between Cohen and Trump, tax documents and records related to Cohen's $130K payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.
Trump has responded to the raid held after receiving a referral "in part" from Mueller by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, as a "witch hunt" and pointed that Mueller's team was biased, and multiple people suggested he fire the special counsel.
Though Trump has found it biased Mueller's probe has led to indictments or guilty pleas from three of Trump's former associates, and charges against 13 Russians for allegedly attempting to interfere in the 2016' election.