The Latest: Probe may be moving closer to a Trump interview
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation (all times local):
The special counsel’s investigators may be moving closer to a face-to-face interview with President Donald Trump.
The Justice Department says the investigators questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week, making him the highest administration figure interviewed so far in the probe of contacts between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign.
A key subject: whether Trump took steps to obstruct that investigation.
In the Oval Office on Tuesday, Trump said he was “not at all concerned” about what Sessions may have told special counsel Robert Muller’s team.
With many of Trump’s closest aides having now been questioned, the president and his lawyers are preparing for the prospect of an interview that would likely focus on some of the same obstruction questions.
President Donald Trump says he is not concerned about what Attorney General Jeff Sessions said during an interview for the special counsel’s Russia investigation.
Trump spoke in the Oval Office Tuesday. Asked if he had any concerns about what was said, he said “no, I’m not at all concerned.” Trump also said he had not discussed the matter with Sessions.
Trump was also asked whether he’s concerned about the senior leadership at the FBI. He responded: “Let’s see how it all works out.”
Sessions was interviewed for hours last week in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation,
The interview came as Mueller is investigating whether Trump’s actions in office, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey, constituted obstruction of justice. Mueller is also investigating contacts between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said Tuesday that the interview with Sessions took place last week.
The interview comes as Mueller is investigating whether President Donald Trump’s actions in office, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey, constituted obstruction of justice. Mueller is also investigating contacts between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.
Sessions’ interview was first reported by The New York Times.