Details emerged Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 election had been somewhat expanded, now including one of the more controversial moments of President Donald Trump's presidency.
ABC News has reported that Mueller's investigators have requested a wide range of documents from the Justice Department, many of which have to deal with the firing of onetime FBI Director James Comey.
In addition to the firing of Comey, Mueller and his investigators are also looking into the decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any investigations into the Russian meddling.
Mueller's decision to demand records from the Justice Department is somewhat controversial, as the DOJ is the department directly overseeing his investigation. Additionally, Mueller's appointment came at the hands of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who played a large part in the eventual firing of James Comey.
Sessions, for his part, has said in the past that he would cooperate with Mueller should he request to meet with him.
This isn't the first time, however, that Mueller has requested documents pertaining to James Comey's removal. In September, the special counsel demanded that the White House turn over documents related to the firing.