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Trump asked witnesses about special counsel conversations: Report

IANS  |  New York 

Special has been informed of two occasions where US had asked key witnesses about matters they discussed with investigators probing the 2016 alleged Russian meddling, a report said.

In the first occasion, Trump had asked his former Reince Priebus, how his interview had gone with the special counsel's investigators and whether they had been "nice", the report revealed on Wednesday.

In the second occasion, Trump reportedly told an that should put out a statement denying a January 25 Times report in which the daily said that McGahn told investigators that the had asked him to fire Mueller.

The special counsel's investigation is currently one of several probes looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump campaign associates have any ties with Russians.

Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion.

"The episodes demonstrate that even as the investigation appears to be intensifying, the has ignored his lawyers' advice to avoid doing anything publicly or privately that could create the appearance of interfering with it," report said.

In investigating Russian election interference, Mueller is also examining whether the president tried to obstruct the inquiry.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 10:00 IST