Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus interviewed by Mueller team

Reince Priebus, President Trump's former White House chief of staff, was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team Friday as part of the probe into Russia’s alleged attempt to meddle in the 2016 election, his lawyer said.

“Mr. Priebus was voluntarily interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller’s team today,” attorney William Burck told Fox News. “He was happy to answer all of their questions.”

Priebus served as chairman of the Republican National Committee during the presidential election. He joined the White House as the president’s first chief of staff. He was replaced in July by John Kelly, the retired Marine general who had been serving as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.


Mueller, who is investigating the firing of former FBI director James Comey and other actions of the Trump administration, has signaled that his team intends to interview multiple current and former White House officials in the coming weeks and has requested large batches of documents from the executive branch.

Fox News’ John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.