FILE PHOTO: Former Particular Counsel Robert Mueller departs from the U.S. Capitol following his testimonies earlier than the Home of Representatives, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Division of Justice on Saturday launched 500 pages of interview summaries and emails associated to former Particular Counsel Robert Mueller’s report detailing Russian meddling within the 2016 U.S. election, after a courtroom battle with BuzzFeed Information.
The paperwork, a few of which have been posted here by the net information outlet, embrace summaries of FBI interviews with Rick Gates, U.S. president Donald Trump’s former deputy marketing campaign chair, and Steve Bannon, the previous presidential adviser.
The paperwork additionally embrace e-mail correspondence between Bannon and Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, in addition to a “proposal to acquire” and analyze emails belonging to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which was despatched to Bannon by a conservative activist.
BuzzFeed filed a Freedom of Info Act request looking for all paperwork associated to the investigation by former FBI director Mueller, and a lawsuit to get entry to the paperwork.
Reporting by Heather Timmons, Lucia Mutikani and Diane Bartz; Enhancing by Daniel Wallis