Comey interviewed last year by Mueller's team

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyClapper: 'Americans should be very concerned' about lack of notes from Trump-Putin meetings Could Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States? Live coverage: Trump AG pick grilled on Mueller probe at confirmation hearing MORE was reportedly interviewed last year as part of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russian election interference.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the interview with Comey included discussion of the memos he wrote about his interactions with President TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE.

Trump fired Comey last May. 

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The move helped trigger events leading to Mueller's probe into Russian election interference, which is looking at links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Comey last year testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump had asked for his loyalty during a January dinner at the White House. 

He also testified that Trump pressured him during an Oval Office meeting in February to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump has denied both claims and attacked Comey, calling him a leaker.

Flynn pleaded guilty last year to making false statements to the FBI. He is now cooperating with Mueller's investigation.

The report that Comey was interviewed in the Russia probe came shortly after it was reported that attorney general Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard Sessions5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony AG pick Barr emphasizes independence from Trump Hillicon Valley: Trump AG pick signals new scrutiny on tech giants | Wireless providers in new privacy storm | SEC brings charges in agency hack | Facebook to invest 0M in local news MORE was interviewed last week by Mueller's team.

The Justice Department that Sessions was questioned for several hours. It is the first time that Mueller's team has interviewed a member of Trump's Cabinet.

Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in March, despite criticism from Trump. It was reported earlier this month that Trump ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to block Sessions from recusing himself, but the attorney general refused.

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