Mueller demands phone records from meeting where Trump ‘personally dictated’ Don Jr’s misleading statement
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has requested phone records related to an Air Force One meeting where Donald Trump reportedly “personally dictated” a misleading statement about a clandestine meeting between members of his campaign and an emissary of the Russian government, Politico reports.
That statement–which Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., had to clarify on three separate occasions–is believed to be integral to Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Mueller is also investigating whether Trump committed obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, according to sources familiar with the probe.
In addition to phone records from that Air Force One meeting, Mueller is also requesting documents related to a May 3 press briefing by Sean Spicer, where the former White House spokesman insisted the president had confidence in Comey. Trump fired Comey less than a week after that briefing.