Mueller hasn't asked for interview with Pence in Russia probe: report

Mueller hasn't asked for interview with Pence in Russia probe: report
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FBI investigators have reportedly not requested to hold an interview with Vice President Pence in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe into Russian election interference.

A person familiar with the matter told NBC News that an interview had not been requested, but added that Pence would cooperate.

"Our position has always been that if asked we'll cooperate," the source told NBC.


Another person familiar with the matter told the network that Mueller hasn't shown an interest in holding an interview with the vice president.

The Hill has reached out to Pence's spokesperson for comment.

Pence was involved in the controversy last year with former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who left his post in the White House after it was revealed he misled Pence regarding his conversations with Russia's ambassador. 
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last year and is cooperating with Mueller's investigation.

Multiple reports published earlier this week said Mueller is likely to interview President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE in the coming weeks as part of the investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

NBC News reported that Trump's lawyers have talked about potential formats in the case that Mueller asks to interview Trump.

On Wednesday Trump said it is "unlikely" he will have a sit down with Mueller, arguing there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russia.

“We’ll see what happens,” Trump said when asked Wednesday by a reporter. “When they have no collusion … it seems unlikely that you’d even have an interview.”

The president had previously indicated he was open to speaking with Mueller.

"It's sort of like, when you've done nothing wrong, let's be open and get it over with," he told reporters previously at Camp David in Maryland.