Robert Mueller’s office is reportedly investigating a $150,000 donation that a Ukrainian billionaire made to President Trump’s charity in 2015.
The Ukrainian oligarch, Victor Pinchuk, allegedly made the large donation in exchange for an 20-minute “appearance” that Trump made via video to a conference in Kiev, according to The New York Times.
It was the largest donation made to Trump’s charity by anyone except Trump himself for the entire year of 2015.
The donation was solicited by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who had his office raided on Monday in what appears to be a separate investigation.
Investigators for the special counsel subpoenaed the Trump Organization this year for records about business with foreign nationals, the paper said.
As Mueller investigation appears to be closing in on the president’s inner circle, Trump has lambasted the special counsel in public comments.
“It’s a disgraceful situation,” he said on Monday. “It’s a total witch hunt. I’ve been saying it for a long time.”