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Lawyer: Reince Priebus Interviewed in Russia Probe

Lawyer: Reince Priebus Interviewed in Russia Probe
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By    |   Friday, 13 October 2017 07:39 PM

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was interviewed Friday by Russia special counsel Robert Mueller's team, said his lawyer, William Bruck.

"Mr. Priebus was voluntarily interviewed by special counsel Mueller's team today," Bruck said in a statement. "He was happy to answer all of their questions."

Priebus, 45, who resigned from President Donald Trump's staff in July and was succeeded by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, had been preparing for the interview "for several weeks," Politico reports, citing "people who spoke with him."

He did not respond to requests from comment from news organizations.

The former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Priebus was among several present and former West Wing staffers who were expected to be queried by Mueller's team, according to news reports.

Others include White House Chief Counsel Don McGahn, Communications Director Hope Hicks — and one of her predecessors, press secretary Sean Spicer.

According to news reports, Mueller is interested in the circumstances surrounding Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey in May and whether the president was trying to derail the agency's investigation of Moscow's meddling in last year's election.

Priebus is said to have argued against Comey's termination, according to reports, and he is not considered a focus of the investigation.

Mueller led the FBI from 2001 to 2013.

Russia has denied wrongdoing — and President Trump has slammed Mueller's inquiry as a "witch hunt."

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Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was interviewed Friday by Russia special counsel Robert Mueller's team, said his lawyer, William Bruck.
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