Bob Mueller demands access to Trump White House docs about infamous Russia Oval Office meeting
Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is zeroing in on the actions that Trump has taken as president — including the infamous Oval Office meeting with White House officials where he reportedly said that firing former FBI Director Comey relieved “pressure” he felt from the Russia investigation.
According to the New York Times, Mueller and his team have “asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and FBI director.”
Of particular interest to Mueller’s team are records of the meeting Trump had with Russian government officials in the Oval Office on the day after he fired Comey. In that meeting, Trump is allegedly to have told Russian officials that he fired Comey to relieve the “great pressure” he was facing from the former FBI director.
The Times reports that, in addition to requesting documents related to the Russian Oval Office meeting, Mueller is seeking documents related to the Trump administration’s decision to fire former National Security Advisers, as well as “documents about how the White House responded to questions from The Times about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower,” which Donald Trump Jr. believed would give him damaging information delivered from Russian intelligence services about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton/