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Special Counsel Mueller Hasn't Requested Interview With Vice President Pence: Sources

Vice President Mike Pence was notably at the center of the controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn

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    Trump Says He's Not Considering Firing Mueller

    President Donald Trump's transition team lawyer claims that Special Counsel Robert Mueller obtained thousands of the team's emails illegally as part of his Russia probe. Trump criticized the Mueller's move Sunday but said that he's not considering firing Mueller. (Published Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017)

    As discussions continue about whether President Donald Trump will sit down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team, FBI investigators have yet to request an interview with Vice President Mike Pence, a person familiar with the situation told NBC News.

    Though no invitation has been extended, Pence — a key figure during moments in the Trump campaign, transition and White House — would cooperate if an interview was requested, the person added.

    A second person familiar with the situation said Mueller has also not indicated an interest in interviewing Pence, beyond initial document requests early on.

    A spokesman for the special counsel's office declined to comment on the possibility of an interview with Pence, who notably was at the center of the controversy over Trump's firing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

    Trump: 'Nobody Has Ever Been More Transparent Than I Have'

    [NATL] Trump: 'Nobody Has Ever Been More Transparent Than I Have'

    President Donald Trump continued to decry the Russia investigation as a “hoax” Wednesday, and said his team has fully cooperated with Mueller’s investigators. “Nobody has ever been more transparent than I have,” Trump claimed during a joint press conference on trade and North Korea with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday. Trump also said months of speculation that he would fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had proven wrong.

    (Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018)