Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

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Mueller’s plans: Spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller in­tends to in­ter­view at least six cur­rent and for­mer White House aides as part of his in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Rus­sia’s med­dling in the 2016 elec­tion, The Wash­ing­ton Post re­ported last week. Mueller is re­port­edly hom­ing in on Pres­i­dent Trump’s role in draft­ing a mis­lead­ing state­ment, writ­ten aboard Air Force One, that jus­ti­fied a con­tro­ver­sial cam­paign meet­ing be­tween Don­ald Trump Jr. and Rus­sian of­fi­cials— prompt­ing spec­u­la­tion that he is build­ing a case for ob­struc­tion of jus­tice. Trump Jr. was grilled by con­gres­sional in­ves­ti­ga­tors about that meet­ing last week. He said he didn’t tell his fa­ther about the meet­ing, which he took when Rus­sians of­fered “dirt” on Hil­lary Clin­ton, but couldn’t re­call who drafted the state­ment claim­ing the meet­ing was sup­posed to be about a sus­pended Rus­sian “adop­tion” pro­gram. Trump Jr. told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that he “did not col­lude with any for­eign gov­ern­ment and [does] not know of any­one who did.”

Trump Jr.: No col­lu­sion

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