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Mueller reportedly subpoenaed emails, texts between a witness and Trump, his close advisers

Special Counsel Robert Muller's grand jury has subpoenaed months of correspondence an unidentified witness exchanged with President Trump's inner circle and, interestingly, Trump himself dating back to Nov. 1, 2015, NBC News and Axios report. Curiously, both news organizations say they were shown the subpoena or some details of it by the witness.

The subpoena, sent last month, reportedly asks for emails, text messages, notes, work papers, and telephone logs that the witness sent to or received from Trump, communications director Hope Hicks, former bodyguard Keith Schiller, lawyer Michael Cohen, Carter Page, Roger Stone — who did correspond with WikiLeaks during the campaign, despite earlier denials, The Atlantic reported last week — and former campaign chiefs Corey Lewandowski, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and Stephen Bannon. After Hicks leaves, NBC News notes, "Cohen will be the only person listed in the subpoena who hasn't left the employment of Trump or of the White House."

The grand jury is looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and Mueller has reportedly been asking witnesses what Trump officials knew about hacked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign and when.