Robert Mueller's Team Has Requested Documents From The DOJ

Robert Mueller's Team Has Requested Documents From The DOJ
Investigators reportedly asked the Justice Department for documents related to James Comey and Jeff Sessions.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is ramping up his efforts to get to the bottom of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

For the first time, he's ordered the Justice Department to turn over documents. It's likely part of an attempt to see if President Donald Trump tried to obstruct the department's Russia probe.

Specifically, investigators want emails related to former FBI Director James Comey's firing and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal, according to a report by ABC News.

Many have criticized Trump for the timing of Comey's firing — he was then leading the Russia investigation.

Mueller is also expected to interview more senior White House officials with close ties to Trump, like communications director Hope Hicks and White House counsel Don McGahn among others.

Investigators are also expected to interview Jared Kushner's communications aide Josh Raffel. They're expected to have all White House interviews completed "shortly after Thanksgiving."