Alexi McCammond Aug 12
Mueller wants to interview Reince Priebus
Special Counsel Bob Mueller wants to talk to Reince Priebus, NYT reports.
- This suggests the investigation just got even closer to Trump's White House, as Muller is reportedly in talks with the West Wing to interview current and former administration officials, like Priebus.
- Why it matters: Interviewing West Wing officials who have worked closely with POTUS moves Mueller's investigation even closer to Trump, which will likely be distracting for him as he will soon refocus on passing legislation (like tax reform) through Congress.
- Mueller wants to talk to these officials to gather information on why Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, and about various specific meetings they've held, including any transcripts or notes from those meetings.