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Robert Mueller requested White House documents related to Trump's actions as president

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Special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has asked the White House for documents of President Donald Trump's actions since taking office, according to The New York Times.

The New York Times reported that Mueller is looking into Trump's meetings with Russian officials and his firing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI director James Comey.

Mueller’s office recently sent a document to the Trump administration that detailed 13 different areas that the special counsel wanted more information about.

Additionally, the special counsel asked for documentation on how the White House responded to questions from The New York Times regarding Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting last year with the Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. The Russian attorney told Trump Jr. that she had incriminating information about then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

White House lawyers have been asking whether officials have documents related Mueller’s requests. Ty Cobb, an attorney hired by President Trump to handle the Russia investigation, told Mueller’s office that he would turn over the documents later this week, according to The Times.

President Trump faced criticism for firing Former FBI director James Comey during an on-going investigation into the Trump campaign's connections with Russian officials. Critics argued that Comey's termination was an attempt to obstruct justice.

Comey later testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee and claimed that the president had repeatedly asked for his "loyalty" and suggested that Comey should curtail the investigation into Flynn.

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