Mueller looking into incidents involving Trump's lawyer: report

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s team is looking into incidents involving one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to oust Nielsen as early as this week: report California wildfire becomes deadliest in state’s history Sinema’s Senate win cheered by LGBTQ groups MORE’s attorneys as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Mueller has reportedly sought documents and spoken to witnesses about Michael Cohen’s involvement in negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen was reportedly in contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chief spokesman about moving forward on the project, but did not receive a response.

Negotiations for a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow started in 2015, but were cut off in early 2016.

Mueller’s team has also looked into Cohen’s involvement in a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine that favored Russia and was proposed one week after Trump took office, The Washington Post reported.

Cohen’s own attorney, Stephen Ryan, denied to the Post that Cohen is a focus of Mueller’s investigation.

Cohen is not necessarily a target of the investigation himself.

Mueller’s investigation has reportedly expanded in recent weeks to focus on Trump’s inner circle and his past financial dealings.

Four former Trump campaign associates have thus far pleaded guilty or been indicted as part of Mueller’s investigation. Mueller also filed charges last month against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election.

Cohen has come into the public eye after it was reported he arranged a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement related to an alleged affair she had with Trump.

Cohen has acknowledged he made the payment, but denied it violated any campaign finance laws and said it was done with his own money.