Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to provide documents related to Donald Trump’s most controversial actions since taking office in January. The inquiry from Mueller’s team, who is leading the investigation into whether Trump associates coordinated with Russia, suggests that the investigation is moving into a new phase, inching closer to the president. The team is also interested in an Oval Office meeting between Trump and Russian officials in May, a day after he fired Comey. During that meeting, Trump reportedly told Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Sergey Kislyak, the former Russian ambassador to the United States, that Comey’s dismissal had relieved “great pressure” on him.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.