January 28, 2018 11:00 am

Mueller’s web: Who has been questioned in Trump-Russia probe?

The silhouette of Robert Mueller is seen as he leaves the U.S. Capitol Building following a meeting with the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election appears to be coming to a head.

Over the last several days, reports have surfaced in the American media that Mueller, who began his work last May, has been making his way rapidly up through the highest ranks of staffers and government officials surrounding Donald Trump, and is potentially preparing to question the president himself under oath.

Trump responded by saying he would welcome such an interview.

WATCH: Trump says he’ll speak with Mueller

On Thursday, Trump’s lawyer, John Dowd, released a one-page memo detailing what he called “unprecedented” co-operation with Mueller from the Trump administration. That, according to Dowd, has included handing over 20,000 documents, plus voluntary interviews with 20 former and current White House officials.

The names of those people were not included, but over the past nine months, sources have disclosed at least some of them to media outlets like CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Here’s a look at who has been questioned by Mueller’s team, and how they connect to the president.

The players

Donald Trump

President of the United States. Mueller is reportedly seeking to question Trump after making his way up through the administration’s ranks over the last year.

Hope Hicks

White House communications director. Interviewed in December 2017.

Stephen Miller

White House senior policy adviser. Interviewed last fall.

Jared Kushner

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. Private interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee last summer.

Steve Bannon

Former White House chief strategist. Met with the House Intelligence Committee in January. Reportedly struck a deal with Mueller’s team to be interviewed privately.

Sean Spicer

Former White House press secretary. Interviewed in October 2017.

Michael Flynn

Former national security adviser. Co-operating with Mueller, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with a former Russian ambassador to the U.S.

J.D. Gordon

Trump campaign adviser. Interviewed at some point before December 2017.

Reince Priebus

Former White House chief of staff. Interviewed October 2017.

George Papadopoulos

Trump campaign adviser. Co-operating with Mueller, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI after lying about interactions with people close to the Russian government.

Don McGahn

Top White House lawyer. Interviewed December 2017.

James Comey

Former FBI director, fired by Trump. Co-operating with Mueller, appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee for a public hearing.

Sally Yates

Former acting attorney general. Interviewed in July 2017. She warned the White House about Russian influence and was fired after refusing to defend the first version of Trump’s travel ban.

Mike Pompeo

CIA director. Interviewed by Mueller’s team at an undisclosed time.

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Jeff Sessions

Attorney general. Met the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview before public testimony about his contacts with Russians during the campaign. Interviewed by Mueller’s team again in January.


George Nader: Associate of former chief strategist Steve Bannon, formerly a frequent visitor to the White House. Interviewed before January 2018.

KT McFarland: Former deputy national security adviser. Interviewed November 2017, specifically about Michael Flynn.

Simona Mangiante: Fiancée of Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Interviewed October 2017.

Sam Clovis: Trump campaign national co-chairman. Interviewed October 2017.

Ann Donaldson: Chief of staff to White House top lawyer Don McGahn

Dan Coats: Director of National Intelligence. Interviewed June 2017.

Mike Rogers: National Security Agency (NSA) Director. Interviewed June 2017.

Rod Rosenstein: Deputy Attorney General. Interviewed in June or July 2017.

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