Trump's actions as president now under scrutiny in special counsel's investigation

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The list of actions by the president and his close associates that Mueller's team has reportedly requested more information about suggest that investigators are looking at whether or not Trump sought to shut down the investigation into Flynn. Since then, administration lawyers have been scouring White House emails and asking officials whether they have other documents or notes that may pertain to Mueller's requests.

Mr Mueller is furthermore said to be looking into the Oval Office meeting in which Mr Trump told Russian officials that firing "nut job" Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey in May had relieved "great pressure" on himself. Additionally, the special counsel has asked for documents about how the White House responded to questions from The Times about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower.

In response, Trump Jr. released a statement claiming that the meeting was "primarily" about "a program about the adoption of Russian children".

"The obstruction of justice and the lying may be what puts an end to this White House", Prof.

Mueller also asked for any email or document the White House holds which relates to Manafort.

The Times reported Trump's attorney has told Mueller's office he will turn over numerous documents this week.

"What I can assure you is that we're fully cooperating with the special counsel, and we'll continue to do that", he said on "CBS This Morning".

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Mr Mueller's latest request for documents, as reported by the New York Times, indicates that several aspects of Mr Mueller's investigation focus on Mr Trump's conduct in the White House.

The 2016 meeting was also attended by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and his former campaign manager Paul Manafort. But it's his job to make sure all documents related to these requests are being found and sent to Mueller's team.

USA officials said Flynn had told the vice president that he had only exchanged holiday greetings with Kislyak, when in fact the two men had discussed economic sanctions against Russian Federation.

Robert Mueller's investigative team has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as part of its ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.

"I think the special counselor regulations, and Mueller's appointment, are constitutionally suspect", Fitton said. Then Trump decides he's going to tell the country whose ties to him are under investigation that he is relieved to have removed the man leading that investigation?

It's the clearest signal yet that Mueller's investigation is reaching right into the Oval Office, right up to the Resolute desk.

The areas include Trump's decision, early in his presidency, to fire his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, over how Flynn handled revelations about foreign lobbying that came to light after Trump was sworn in.