Mueller team wants to know Donald Trump’s role in releasing hacked DNC emails
Special counsel Bob Mueller (left) and President Donald Trump (right). Images via screengrab.

NBC News is reporting special counsel Robert Mueller's team is questioning witnesses in the Russia investigation about whether President Donald Trump knew that emails had been stolen from the DNC prior to the public becoming aware.

"The line of questioning suggests the special counsel, who is tasked with examining whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, is looking into possible coordination between WikiLeaks and Trump associates in disseminating the emails, which U.S. intelligence officials say were stolen by Russia," NBC news explained.

On July 27, 2016, Trump said, "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing."

The line of questioning also focused on long-time Trump advisor Roger Stone.

"They wanted to see if there was a scheme. Was Stone working on the side for Trump?" one witness told NBC News. "Was this a big plot?"

"How often did they talk? Who really fired him? Was he really fired?" a witness recounted being asked.