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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been informed of two occasions where US President Donald Trump had asked key witnesses about matters they discussed with investigators probing the 2016 alleged Russian meddling, a New York Times report said. "I don't think it is fair to say that Donald Trump doesn't understand the role of the White House top lawyer", said Katyal.

It comes after Trump said Tuesday at the White House that Russians did interfere in America's last presidential election - and other countries probably did too - but cautioned that the USA will counteract any attempt at meddling in the November 2018 midterms.

Mueller is aware of both conversations.

Those conversations were revealed to Mueller in interviews with witnesses who considered the interactions as troublesome.

Trump's decision to ask witnesses about matters related to Mueller's inquiry adds yet another piece of evidence to the special counsel's growing arsenal in the obstruction case.

The experts told the Times that, still, the discussions could boost any obstruction case on Russian Federation that Mueller might build against President Trump.

"It makes it look like you're cooking a story, and prosecutors are always looking out for it", said Julie R. O'Sullivan, a law professor at Georgetown University.

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So why does it matter that, according to the Times, President Trump talked to witnesses who had spoken with Mueller?

The President said he had never ordered McGahn to fire the special counsel.

In January 2017, Erik Prince, the founder of the private security company Blackwater, met with a Russian official close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and later described the meeting to congressional investigators as a chance encounter that was not a planned discussion of U.S. -Russia relations.

McGahn did not publicly deny the article, and the President later confronted him in the Oval Office in front of the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, according to the people. The President has not been questioned by Mueller; Trump's lawyers are negotiating terms of a possible interview.

In one of these instances, Trump reportedly asked his former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, if his sit-down with the investigators had been "nice" and asked how they treated him.

These interactions (depending on how you interpret the McGahn conversation) may not be illegal, but they raise serious questions.

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