Mueller tells Trump White House to hand over key documents

Deputy AG interviewed by Mueller's office report

Robert Mueller is believed to want to see documents that relate to 13 "areas of interest", including those relating to Mr Trump's sacking of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer, according to USA reports.

Mr Mueller's investigation along with several congressional committees and the Justice Department are all looking at USA intelligence findings indicate Russian-backed hackers tried to sway the presidential election held last November in favour of Mr Trump.

So it makes flawless sense that Mueller wants to know as much he can about precisely why Flynn was sacked, and what discussions of the matter might have taken place among White House officials beforehand.

Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on May 10 in the Oval Office - one day after the dismissal. Mueller's team of investigators is expected to interview current and former White House aides in coming weeks as part of that investigation, according to people familiar with the matter.

Senate panel to consider bills to protect special counsel Mueller from being fired The bipartisan bills seek to prevent the White House from derailing the Russian Federation investigation. Painter explained. "He has the power to fire the FBI director but not in order to obstruct an investigation of the collusion with Russian Federation".

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The fact that Mueller's team would speak with Rosenstein is not surprising given his direct involvement in Trump administration conversations that preceded the May 9 ouster and the evolving White House explanations of it. That meeting was set up by Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, to get derogatory information from the Russians about Hillary Clinton.

The areas include President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey (right). So Mueller's team seems to want to know if Trump himself was trying to cover anything up in micromanaging his son's disclosures about the meeting.

Mueller is seeking internal communications and documents related to 13 areas that prosecutors have identified as crucial, particularly those related to the firing of Flynn and Comey, according to both the Post and Times. "It obviously is relevant to his reasons for firing Comey, and thus to the obstruction investigation", O'Sullivan wrote.

The Russia investigation just took a major leap forward-straight into the Oval Office.

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates has said she warned White House counsel Don McGahn in January that deception left Flynn and the White House in a compromised position.

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