Comey interviewed last year by Mueller's team

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyIs coronavirus the final Trump crisis? Full appeals court to rehear case over McGahn subpoena Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him MORE was reportedly interviewed last year as part of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House 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 SessionsAlabama postpones March 31 GOP Senate runoff Biden has broken all the 'rules' of presidential primaries The Hill's Campaign Report: Defiant Sanders vows to stay in race 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.