Mueller Reportedly Seeking to Interview Trump’s Inner Circle, Family Members Included

by Jen Hayden –

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly zeroed in on six current and former top advisors to Donald Trump he’d like to interview for his growing investigation. From the Washington Post:

Mueller’s interest in the aides, including trusted adviser Hope Hicks, ex-press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Priebus, reflects how the probe that has dogged Trump’s presidency is starting to penetrate a closer circle of aides around the president.

Each of the six advisers was privy to important internal discussions that have drawn the interest of Mueller’s investigators, including his decision in May to fire FBI Director James B. Comey and the White House’s initial inaction following warnings that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had withheld information from the public about his private discussions in December with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, according to people familiar with the probe.

Priebus and Spicer have both left the White House in recent weeks, after repeated public humiliation by their former boss. The Washington Post notes there are a few others on Mueller’s interview list, including Trump family members:

In addition to Priebus, Spicer and Hicks, Mueller has notified the White House he will likely seek to question White House counsel Don McGahn, and one of his deputies, James Burnham. Mueller’s office has also told the White House that investigators may want to interview Josh Raffel, a White House spokesman who works closely with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

White House officials are expecting that Mueller will seek additional interviews, possibly with family members, including Kushner, who is a West Wing senior adviser, according to the people familiar with Mueller’s inquiry. 

Emphasis added. Kushner reportedly pushed Trump to fire Comey, which in turn sparked this entire investigation. It’s also noteworthy that the Washington Post report says “possibly family members, including Kushner.” Does that mean Ivanka might be on Mueller’s list as well? Stay tuned.

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos