Attorney General Jeff Sessions is officially the latest Trump administration insider to be dragged before the special counsel’s office; being questioned for “hours” by Mueller’s team as the months-long investigation into Russian “collusion” drags on.
According to Fox News, Sessions spent “several hours” speaking with Mueller’s investigators last week, marking the first time the special counsel’s office has interviewed a senior cabinet member inside President Trump’s White House.
The Attorney General is viewed by federal investigator’s as a “key witness” into whether President Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI director James Comey over his mishandling of the bureau’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
The high-level interview with Sessions comes just days after Mueller’s team struck a deal with former White House strategist Steve Bannon to avoid appearing before a Grand Jury; opting to speak in a more informal setting with the special counsel’s office.
President Trump has repeatedly denied that his campaign “colluded” with any foreign officials during the 2016 campaign, calling Mueller’s never-ending investigation the “greatest political witch-hunt” in the history of the United States.