Justice Department special counsel team interviews Sean Spicer

Cheryl Sanders
October 18, 2017

President Donald Trump's former press secretary, Sean Spicer, was interviewed Monday by special counsel Robert Mueller's team, said two people familiar with the matter. Spicer was also a part of the White House when President Trump reportedly advised his son, Donald Trump Jr., on his statement about a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer about information that could damage Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Sean Spicer has been toxic since getting the boot from the White House.

Politico was first to report the interview happened.

Following an internal White House dispute, Spicer resigned as press secretary in July, along with then Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who was also interviewed last Friday.

He "would like to see it end" and labeled the investigations into Russian meddling in the election and potential collusion between the Russians and Trump's campaign "an excuse for Democrats".

Mueller's investigators are looking for documents and emails relating to the dismissals of national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Officials briefed on the sit-down told the outlet Spicer and Mueller discussed Trump's decision to fire former Federal Bureau of Investigation direct James Comey, as well as his statements at the podium regarding meetings between Russian emissaries and members of Trump's inner circle.

Mueller has said he's interested in also speaking to communications director Hope Hicks, White House counsel Don McGahn, communications adviser Josh Raffel and associate counsel James Burnham.

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