Mueller’s latest move suggests he’s investigating Trump’s actions as president

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking for documents detailing President Trump‘s “most scrutinized actions since taking office,” according to The New York Times.

The Times reports that Mueller is also looking into an Oval Office meeting between Trump and Russian operatives where the President said that firing FBI Director Jim Comey had taken “great pressure” off of him. The recent revelations show that the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has expanded to Trump’s dealings while President.

From The New York Times

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. Since then, administration lawyers have been scouring White House emails and asking officials whether they have other documents or notes that may pertain to Mr. Mueller’s requests.

One of the requests is about a meeting Mr. Trump had in May with Russian officials in the Oval Office the day after James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, was fired. That day, Mr. Trump met with the Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador to the United States at the time, Sergey I. Kislyak, along with other Russian officials. The New York Times reported that in the meeting Mr. Trump had said that firing Mr. Comey relieved “great pressure” on him.

Mueller also wants to know more about the firing of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and a meeting at Trump Tower on June 16 that was set up by Donald Trump Jr., where he sought to obtain compromising information on Hillary Clinton from the Russians.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.