Mueller's Team Interviewed Rod Rosenstein About Comey Firing

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation, has asked the White House for information.

Former federal prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg told The Journal that it was "unusual" for Mueller's team to sit down with Rosenstein given his oversight of Mueller's team's activities.

Mueller's investigation is one of many Washington probes delving into alleged election meddling by Russian Federation and potential collusion with the Trump campaign.

Comey was sacked in May, while he was leading the Russian Federation investigation.

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates has said she warned White House counsel Don McGahn in late January that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail because he had not been truthful with the White House about his conversations with Kislyak.

One of the requests is about a meeting Trump had in May with Russian officials in the Oval Office the day after James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was fired.

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But that narrative was muddled days later when Trump, in a television interview, said he would have fired Comey regardless of the Justice Department's recommendation.

Mueller's investigation has taken several dramatic turns in recent months, in which multiple people inside and outside the Trump campaign have caught the special counsel's attention.

Another area which Mueller is investigating is Trump's decision on how to respond to reports of a meeting between his son, Donald Jr., and Russian nationals during the election campaign.

"I am convinced that no matter where they end up, this investigation will run to completion even if they fire Mueller", the official said, according to the Post.

Mueller's requests show that his probe is focusing on events that happened not only in the White House but in the Oval Office while Trump was present.

Mueller also asked for documents related to the firing of Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser.

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