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Donald Trump Jr. has asked to be removed from Secret Service protection, telling friends he wants more privacy, according to two people briefed on the decision.
One close friend of the president’s son said Trump Jr. has been talking for weeks about waiving the 24-hour protection that Secret Service agents provide him, his wife and their five children. It’s a rare move for a member of the president’s family to forgo a security detail, in part because adult children are counseled by the Secret Service that they are quickly seen as targets for those railing against their famous parents.
The decision to tap the legal account comes after RNC officials debated this summer whether those funds could be used to help defray the costs related to the Russia probes.
The Republican National Committee is using a pool of money stockpiled for election recounts and other legal matters to pay for President Trump's ballooning lawyer fees related to the multiple Russia investigations, directing more than $230,000 to his attorneys in August alone, party officials confirmed Tuesday.
President Trump appears to be letting other organizations pick up the tab for legal fees related to his presidency, according to two reports released on Tuesday.
CNN and Reuters on Tuesday reported the RNC spent more than $230,000 in August to cover some of the president's legal fees related to the federal investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to Trump associates in the 2016 election.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House for documents relating to President Trump's actions since taking office, according to a report from the New York Times.
Ty Cobb, Mr. Trump's lawyer responsible for managing the multiple Russia investigations lead by congressional committees, intelligence agencies and the special counsel, told Mueller's office that he will turn over several documents this week, according to the Times.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to provide documents related to Donald Trump’s most controversial actions since taking office in January, according to two reports on Wednesday.
The inquiry from Mueller’s team, who is leading the investigation into whether Trump associates coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, suggests that the investigation is moving into a new phase inching closer to the president.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators wants information from the White House related to alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that Donald Trump Jr. attended with a Russian lawyer - as well as the administration's response to it – is a key event for the Mueller team, AP said. A statement given to journalists in July - which the White House said Trump had had a hand in drafting - said the meeting was primarily about a US program for adopting Russian children.
When Paul Manafort, the former Washington super-lobbyist, bought an apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan for $3.7m in 2006, there was no reason at the time to read the hand of destiny in it.
The presence of Mueller, a former FBI director, and his mission to investigate alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives, represent a twist neither Trump nor Manafort could have foreseen.