The meeting was reportedly part of a White House effort to review Mueller, a former FBI Director, as a potential replacement for Comey at the bureau.
Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and possibly Trump himself, said the source familiar with the Mueller investigation.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought 13 lawyers on board to handle the Russian Federation investigation, with plans to hire more, according to his spokesman Peter Carr. After Mueller was appointed last month, Trump tweeted: "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".
Since the probe commenced, no evidence of a possible collusion of the Trump campaign with Russian government.
Mueller was named by Rosenstein on May 17 to lead the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel, a position created to conduct investigations when a normal Justice Department probe would present a conflict of interest. It cited five people briefed on the requests by Mueller's team who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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"Look, the whole thing - it absolutely is a witch hunt, and Donald Trump deserves better than this", Smerconish concludes.
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner arrives to join U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017.
USA TODAY previously reported that the FBI was investigating Kushner for his contact with Russian officials, but there was no word at that time that his financial dealings were part of the probe. The president has denied that he told Comey to drop the Flynn investigation.
According to Time magazine, fellow Republicans have recently pressed Trump to "come clean" on whether he was in possession of the tapes with former FBI Director James Comey, and to provide them to Congress.
Trump spoke to Coats and Rogers about the Russian Federation investigation, according to officials.
"Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives", Gingrich wrote on Twitter, adding "very unsafe". He declined further comment.