Top Trump aide Miller interviewed in Mueller's probe: report

Top Trump aide Miller interviewed in Mueller's probe: report

White House senior adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerShelby backs ex-aide over Trump-favored candidate in Alabama Senate race Pro-Trump group presses Biden officials for records on critical race theory The Memo: Biden feels the heat from all sides on immigration MORE has been interviewed as part of special counsel 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’s ongoing investigation into Russian influence over the 2016 election, CNN reported Thursday.

Miller is the highest-ranking current member of the Trump administration to be interviewed in Mueller’s investigation, signaling the probe is closing in on the White House.

Miller's role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey was among the topics discussed during the interview, according to CNN.


The special counsel's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Miller, 32, has played a key role in a number of White House policies, including the travel ban and rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that provided permits and deportation deferrals for young immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

Mueller has already filed charges against former Trump campaign members, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate, Richard Gates.

George Papadopoulos, who worked on the campaign as a policy adviser, has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators about his contact with Russian actors during the campaign.

Mueller has also interviewed former top Trump aides, including former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

NBC News reported Sunday that Mueller has obtained enough evidence to bring charges against Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who left the White House in February.