Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE and Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in U.S. elections, passed within feet of each other at Washington's Reagan National Airport (DCA), apparently without either of the men noticing.
The random moment was captured on camera by a photographer for Politico Playbook, and quickly went viral on Twitter.
The two were both spotted waiting near gate 35X in the airport, with Mueller wearing a suit while Trump Jr. was clad in a teal polo shirt. It's unclear if the men were on the same flight.
A spokesman for the special counsel's office told The Washington Post that Mueller was indeed at the airport, but had no knowledge of Trump Jr.'s presence. Meanwhile, Trump Jr. separately confirmed to the Daily Mail that he "didn't notice" Mueller in the terminal.
"If it’s accurate that the other person in the photo was Donald Trump Jr., Mr. Mueller was not aware of him and had no interaction with him," the special counsel's office told the Post.
A spokesman for the special counsel confirms this is Mueller, waiting to board a flight. He adds, "If it’s accurate that the other person in the photo was Donald Trump Jr., Mr. Mueller was not aware of him and had no interaction with him." https://t.co/blvQEmsBsL— Matt Zapotosky (@mattzap) July 27, 2018
The coincidental passing by of the two men at DCA comes just a day after CNN reported that President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE's former attorney Michael Cohen is claiming that Trump had prior knowledge of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials including Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer — and is willing to discuss it with members of the Mueller investigation team.