Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April MORE was reportedly interviewed last year 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 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 TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE.
Trump fired Comey last May.
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 criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability 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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