According to The Washington Post, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has told the White House that his team will seek to interview six senior and former advisors to Donald Trump who were witnesses to episodes relevant to his investigation into Russian election meddling.
Among those aides are former press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Priebus, as well as Trump’s trusted advisor and interim communications director, Hope Hicks.
According to people familiar with the probe, each of the six advisors was involved in internal discussions related to incidents that have drawn Mueller’s interest — like the president’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in May and his delay in dismissing former national security advisor Michael Flynn after the White House received warnings that Flynn had misrepresented the nature of his December discussions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
They are also connected to internal documents that Mueller has requested the White House turn over, those people said.
Mueller has also signaled that he will seek to interview White House counsel Don McGahn and one of his deputies, James Burnham, as well as Josh Raffel, a White House spokesman who works closely with Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner.
None of the interviews have yet been scheduled. White House officials expect that the list is not comprehensive and that Mueller will also possibly seek to interview family members, like Kushner.