U.S. attorney general questioned in special counsel Russia probe: New York Times

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www.reuters.com—WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been questioned by the special counsel's office investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a Justice Department spokeswoman.

Trump called for special counsel Mueller’s firing in June, New York Times reports. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called for special counsel Robert Mueller’s firing last June, The New York Times reported Thursday evening, citing four people told of the matter. But the President never went through with the order, according to the Times report, because White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit instead of carrying out the order. “We decline to comment out of respect for the Office of the Special Counsel and its process,” White House lawyer Ty Cobb told […]