By Steve Neavling
Special counsel Robert Mueller is requesting documents from the White House that are related to Donald Trump Jr.’s original statements on the suspicious meeting he had with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.
The statement, which was later proven to be false, was drafted on Air Force One and approved by President Trump, the Hill reports.
Mueller’s team also wants to interview staffers who were on Air Force One at the time the statement was written.
Trump Jr., who is the president’s eldest son, has become a target of the investigation as Mueller’s team digs deeper into alleged collusion between the president’s campaign staff and Russian operatives.
Earlier this month, Trump Jr. met with Senate investigators.
“Mueller’s investigation appears to be picking up steam as he continues to look into whether Trump campaign associates colluded with the Russians to sway the election in their favor,” the Hill reports.