Trump Jr. and Mueller pass each other at airport but don't notice
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpSwalwell on flatulence allegation: Total exoneration Conway and Haley get into heated feud: 'You'll say anything to get the vice-presidential nomination' Conservative group cuts ties with Michelle Malkin MORE and Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' 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.

The coincidental passing by of the two men at DCA comes just a day after CNN reported that President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate 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.