Posted at 9 PM Eastern, the story is titled Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department and was written by Mike Levin.
It begins like this:
Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents, ABC News has learned.
In particular, Mueller’s investigators are keen to obtain emails related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the earlier decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the entire matter
The request for records was made “within the past month.”
One other snip, and then a comment or two from me.
The latest move suggests the Special Counsel is still actively digging into, among other matters, whether Trump or any other administration official improperly tried to influence an ongoing investigation.
I wonder how well sourced this is, based on what I read. I note above the words “according to a source who has not seen the specific request but was told about it.” That seems to imply a single source who is not directly involved with the request. I also note that there is no mention of a subpoena.
This is from a major news organization, and thus is worth noting, even though to me it seems thinly sourced.
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