Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to hand over documents related to some of President Trump’s most controversial actions since taking office, including the dismissal of his national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as the firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey, The New York Times reports.
Citing several White House officials, the Times reported that Mueller is also interested in an Oval Office meeting with Russian officials during which Trump reportedly said the Comey firing relieved “great pressure” on him.
Mueller’s team has also requested all documents related to the White House response to media questions about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian government lawyer who promised compromising dirt on his political opponent, Hillary Clinton.
According to the Times:
The document requests provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Mueller’s investigation and show that several aspects of his inquiry are focused squarely on Mr. Trump’s behavior in the White House.