Special Counsel Robert Mueller has expressed interest in questioning President Donald Trump in upcoming weeks on his decision to release former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a report in the Washington Post.
The movement to interview Trump indicates that Mueller's "investigation is intensifying its focus on possible efforts by the president or others to obstruct or blunt the special counsel's probes," two sources familiar with Mueller's plans told the Post. The interview would focus on the pressure and reasoning behind Trump's decision to fire the two men, according to the Post.
In response to Mueller's latest inquiry, the president's legal team has assembled interview negotiations and guidelines to potentially be presented to the special counsel, the two sources told the Post.
This comes the week after the special counsel interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to officials from the Department of Justice. Last year, Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI about his communication with the Russian ambassador. Trump fired Comey shortly after he refused to comment on possibilities of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia.