Former Trump campaign aide: I’ve had no contact with Mueller

Former Trump campaign aide: I’ve had no contact with Mueller
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Michael Caputo, a former consultant to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE's campaign, said Wednesday that he has not been in contact with the Justice Department or special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russia's role in influencing the 2016 presidential election.

Caputo revealed in an interview with the Washington Examiner that he has not been swept into the special counsel probe — a marked difference from his inclusion in the House Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation.

Caputo voluntarily spoke with lawmakers on the House Intelligence panel in a closed session last month. After his interview, he spoke critically of the committee's investigation, saying it was "starting to feel like a rigged game."

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He has also called on the panel to release the transcript of his interview, after Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierDems demand answers on Pentagon not recognizing Pride Month Overnight Defense: VA pick breezes through confirmation hearing | House votes to move on defense bill negotiations | Senate bill would set 'stringent' oversight on North Korea talks Overnight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases MORE (D-Calif.) suggested that the former campaign consultant may have lied during his testimony.

Caputo has denied improper contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. He left the campaign in June 2016.

Caputo worked in Russia during the 1990s and 2000s, first with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and later with the media arm of Gazprom, the Russian state-owned energy company.

The special counsel and multiple congressional committees are examining Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.