Russian Federation probe: Report says special counsel seeks to interview Trump

Sessions has been grilled in Congress about his contacts with Russia's former ambassador to the U.S

Sources told Reuters earlier on Wednesday that senior United States intelligence officers, including Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo, had been questioned by Mr Mueller's team about whether Mr Trump had tried to obstruct justice in the Russian Federation probe.

President Donald Trump hasn't fired special counsel Robert Mueller partly because of how the press would react to the dismissal, the White House said Tuesday.

Mueller has conveyed interest in talking to the president, and White House attorney Ty Cobb says that is "under active discussion" with the president's personal lawyers.

The special counsel's team is also reportedly looking into any attempts by Trump to obstruct the investigation.

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections is reported to be seeking to interview President Donald Trump regarding his decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

The interview marked the first time Sessions was questioned, although not under a subpoena, and the first time investigators spoke to a member of the president's cabinet about the case.

The White House initially said the FBI director was sacked on the recommendation of a Justice Department memo criticising Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, but Trump later contradicted this, saying he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired him. "The other place it may be going is toward collusion, but collusion is not a crime", Dershowitz said, adding he has not yet seen evidence of "crimes being committed near the Oval Office".

"I'm looking forward to it, and I would like to do it as soon as possible", he said.

Sessions served on the Trump campaign as an adviser and surrogate. Now, a BuzzFeed News report says that Comey himself was questioned by the Special Counsel's office, and Richman is one of the attorneys representing Comey in the matter. But in an interview with NBC two days after the firing, Mr Trump tied his actions directly to the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

US intelligence agencies agreed in 2016 that Moscow was responsible for meddling in the presidential election prompting four investigations into any involvement by Trump and his associates. Investigators are assessing if the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the election in his favour - a claim denied by Trump and Russian Federation.



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