Mueller has identified four topic areas to discuss with Trump: report

The legal team of the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has reportedly identified four main topic areas they hope to discuss with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE in a proposed sit-down interview.

Investigators working for Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE want to ask Trump about a highly scrutinized 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Russians and several Trump campaign officials, his involvement in a misleading statement about his son's role in the meeting, and his firing of both his national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyClash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash Giuliani says Trump is 'doing the right thing' by resisting congressional subpoenas Giuliani strikes back at Comey: 'No one really respects him' MORE, sources familiar with the situation told CNN


One source suggested Flynn and Comey are the top areas of interest.

Mueller has reportedly been looking into whether Trump obstructed justice in the Russia probe by firing Comey, the former FBI official tasked with leading the investigation before Mueller's appointment. 

Comey previously said in testimony before Congress that Trump urged him to back off Flynn in the early stages of the federal probe.

Mueller's investigators also hope to learn the extent of Trump's knowledge of the phone calls Flynn made with Russians before joining the White House. Flynn was fired for lying to the FBI about that communication.

The president's team is reportedly discussing conditions for accepting such a sit-down meeting with Mueller, and Trump may also begin tapping more lawyers for his team to prepare for the possibility. 

The two sides are expected to agree to a date for the interview within the next few weeks, CNN reported.