Report: Mueller to Interview Spicer, Priebus, and Other White House Aides in Russia Probe

| SEP 8, 2017 | 10:14 PM
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Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly informed the White House his team plans to interview several groups of current and former senior aides to President Donald Trump as a part of the ongoing federal investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The Washington Post reported on Friday that among those set to be interviewed are longtime Trump adviser and interim communications director Hope Hicks, former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and possibly six others.

The White House was also asked by Mueller's team to turn over documents related to former FBI Director James Comey's firing along with any information on campaign meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, according to Politico.

CNN reported Thursday that Mueller's team also told officials they plan on speaking with staffers who were on Air Force One during the drafting of Donald Trump Jr.'s misleading statement about the 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer who said an adoption program was the primary reason for the controversial meeting.

President Trump's eldest son discussed the meeting with Senate investigators Thursday during a five-hour long interview. Trump Jr. released a statement afterward saying he answered “every” question “until both sides had exhausted their lines of questioning,” IJR reported previously.

“I trust this interview fully satisfied their inquiry,” he added.

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