When Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, he believed the move took “great pressure” off himself according to reports that have Trump telling a Russian delegation that removing “nut job” Comey was a big relief. As it turns out, Comey’s firing may have increased the pressure on Trump, being one of the triggers that has reportedly led special counsel Robert Mueller to enlarge the scope of his probe into Russian election meddling and possible Trump campaign collusion. That investigation is now said to include whether the president himself is guilty of obstruction of justice.
Below are four key people Mueller is expected to interview as the probe goes on. Each had direct contact with the president about the Russian probe and/or former NSA adviser Michael Flynn’s involvement with Russian operatives.