Mueller asks Justice Department to hand over documents about Comey's firing

Mueller asks Justice Department to hand over documents about Comey's firing

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has requested documents from the Justice Department as part of his investigation into possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Robert Mueller, the former FBI director leading the investigation, is seeking emails that could explain why President Trump fired James Comey, who followed Mueller as FBI directory, according to ABC News.

The Washington Post in a report published on Sunday said White House officials think the investigation's current emphasis on individuals who were close to the president means the probe will soon come to an end. Before this request, investigators asked former senior Justice Department officials for information from their time at the department, ABC News was told.

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Mueller is also trying to determine why U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation. "And Sessions has since faced withering criticism from Trump over his recusal and Rosenstein's subsequent appointment of Mueller", wrote Mike Levine. "Absolutely", he told Sen. In September, Politico reported that Rosenstein had been interviewed by Mueller.

Mueller has interviewed some of Trump's closest aides about the Comey firing on May 8, which White House special counsel Ty Cobb said the president made a decision to do before the Federal Bureau of Investigation director testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee five days earlier.