Mueller meets with House leaders amid Trump-Russia probe

Mueller meets with House leaders amid Trump-Russia probe
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Robert Mueller, the former FBI director appointed to serve as the special counsel in the Russia probe, met Tuesday with House leaders investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Mueller met with House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Manchin heatedly dismisses rumors of leaving Democratic Party Bannon eyed as key link between White House, Jan. 6 riot MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayEx-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm If Congress can't work together to address child hunger we're doomed Ex-Rep. Mike Conaway, former aide launch lobbying firm MORE (Texas), who took over as the top Republican for the panel's Russia investigation earlier this year. 

The meeting was meant to make sure that investigations into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential race don't conflict, lawmakers said in a statement after the meeting.

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"We had a productive meeting with Special Counsel Mueller this afternoon to deconflict our concurrent investigations, and look forward to continuing our dialogue with him as both investigations progress," Conaway and Schiff said in a statement.

Mueller is leading the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, while the House Intelligence Committee and several other panels are conducting their own probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Mueller would also meet with lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee to safeguard conflicts between the committee's investigation and his own.