Mueller’s Team Questioned John Kelly About Possible Trump Obstruction, Kelly May Resign: Report
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators reportedly questioned White House chief of staff John Kelly as part of their investigation into whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice. Now, Kelly may resign from his position.
Unidentified sources told CNN that “Kelly responded to a narrow set of questions from special counsel investigators after White House lawyers initially objected to Mueller’s request to do the interview earlier this summer.”
CNN notes Kelly was not Trump’s chief of staff during the time Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, but Mueller’s team wanted Kelly to answer questions about what he remembered about the firing:
The Mueller questions to Kelly centered on a narrow set of issues in the investigation of potential obstruction of justice, chiefly Kelly’s recollection of an episode that took place after new reporting emerged about how the President had tried to fire Mueller. The President was angry at then-White House counsel Don McGahn about what had been reported by The New York Times. McGahn had refused to publicly deny the reporting. The special counsel wanted to try to corroborate McGahn’s version of events.