Mueller wants 150 blank subpoenas
Special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday asked for 150 blank subpoenas in the Eastern District of Virginia where he has filed charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
The request covers 75 potential subpoenas. In legal cases, two subpoenas are issued for each witness with one going to the individual and a second sent to the court. A blank subpoena allows the government to fill in the name of a witness after it is served.
Mr. Mueller revealed little about the subpoenas in the two-page filing, saying only that the recipient must appear at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia on July 25 to testify.
Mr. Manafort’s trial on money laundering, tax evasion and other charges is set to start July 25.
Mr. Mueller’s latest request is separate from the 70 blank subpoenas he sought in May.