Mueller interviewed at least one Facebook employee for Russia probe: report

Mueller interviewed at least one Facebook employee for Russia probe: report
© Getty Images

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's team has interviewed at least one Facebook employee tasked with helping the Trump campaign’s digital operations during the 2016 campaign, Wired reported on Friday.

The report, which cited a source familiar with the matter, does not say when the employee was questioned nor does it detail the focus of the interview.

A spokesman for Facebook told The Hill that he could not confirm the report. A spokesperson for the special counsel's office declined a request to comment for the Wired report.

ADVERTISEMENT

Mueller’s team has been investigating for months any collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

During the election, Facebook deployed employees to embed with the Trump campaign to assist its digital operations. The company also worked with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Majority of Democratic voters happy with their choices among 2020 contenders No presidential candidate can unite the country GOP lawmakers speak out against 'send her back' chants MORE’s campaign team but did not have employees embedded with them.

The company has also been scrutinized by Congress for selling more than 3,000 ads to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian “troll farm” alleged to have carried out misinformation operations online during the campaign.