Special Counsel investigators could start interviewing current and former White House staff regarding the Russian probe during this week, CNN reports. Among the people that Special Counsel Robert Mueller considers interviewing are former and current White House staffers, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former press secretary Sean Spicer, communications director Hope Hicks, White House counsel Don McGahn, communications adviser Josh Raffel and associate counsel James Burnham.
The Special Counsel’s team also approached the White House about interviewing staffers who were aboard Air Force One for the creation of the initial response to news of Donald Trump Jr.’s Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer, sources previously told CNN.
According to CNN’s sources, Investigators are looking for documents and emails containing information about the dismissals of national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey. One source has confirmed for CNN that Mueller’s team wants information connected to the Oval Office meeting Trump had with Russian officials in which he bragged about firing Comey. The special counsel’s office declined to comment, CNN adds.