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 TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti 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 SpeierThis week: Time running out for Congress to avoid shutdown Maxine Waters to skip Trump's State of the Union Dem Rep invited #MeToo founder to State of the Union 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.