Mueller requesting documents related to Trump presidency

Geneva Matthews
September 22, 2017

The probe into alleged Russian meddling in the United States election is reportedly seeking White House files on President Donald Trump's time in office.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested extensive records from the White House for his Russian Federation investigation, The Post's Carol D. Leonnig and Rosalind S. Helderman are reporting.

And if Trump, as reported, really did craft son Donald Trump Jr.'s response to questions about the infamous June 2016 meeting and it turns out that at that meeting, the campaign really did accept documents containing dirt on Hillary Clinton from representatives of Russia's government, and the president knew it had done so when he wrote his kid's statement, that too could open him up to criminal charges.

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.

In recent weeks, Mr. Mueller's office sent a document to the White House that detailed 13 different areas that investigators want more information about.

Days after firing Comey, Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and then Russian Ambassor to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak at the Oval Office, and revealed some classified information to them.

The request was expected, a source said.

Mr Mueller has also reportedly asked for any White House emails or documents relating to Paul Manafort, the former chief of the Trump campaign, the Washington Post claimed, as well as a number of other former campaign officials.

- how the White House responded to concerns raised by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates that Flynn might be subject to Russian blackmail for misleading Vice President Michael Pence about his calls. He officially resigned - reportedly at the request of the president - in February after his contacts with Russian Federation came to light.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed Flynn about the phone calls, and the special counsel has requested all internal White House communications about the Federal Bureau of Investigation interview. "If James Comey was sacked because of the Russia investigation, in order to put a stop to it, which the president pretty much admitted in front of the Russian ambassador there in the Oval Office, if that's what really happened, I think there's a very strong case for obstruction of justice", Prof.

At the same time, the news demonstrates that Mueller considers the obstruction portion of the investigation to be significant and will not just limit his examination of the matter into the respective credibility of Comey and Trump.

Trump's decision to ask for loyalty from Comey also turned out to be a rather poor one. "It obviously is relevant to his reasons for firing Comey, and thus to the obstruction investigation", O'Sullivan wrote.

During a May 3 news briefing, Spicer said that "the president has confidence in the director".

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