Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been notified that in recent months, President Trump asked two witnesses about their discussions with investigators, three people familiar with the conversations told The New York Times. Trump asked former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in December how his interview went and if the special counsel’s team had been “nice,” two people told the Times; he also told an aide in January that White House Counsel Don McGahn needed to issue a statement refuting an article written by the Times that said Trump asked McGahn to fire Mueller. Both incidents went against advice from his lawyers, who told Trump to avoid doing anything in public or private that could be construed as the president interfering with the special counsel’s investigation.
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