Comey interviewed last year by Mueller's team

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey says he has a 'fantasy' about deleting his Twitter account after end of Trump term We need answers to questions mainstream media won't ask about Democrats Trump 'constantly' discusses using polygraphs to stem leaks: report MORE was reportedly interviewed last year as part of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network 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 TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage 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 SessionsTrump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' Trump's tirades, taunts and threats are damaging our democracy 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.

This breaking news report will be updated.