10 things you need to know today: January 24, 2018

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1. Mueller seeks to interview Trump in coming weeks

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is pushing to question President Trump in coming weeks about his firing of FBI Director James Comey, as well as the ouster of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, The Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing two people familiar with the plan. The move comes as Mueller's team increases its focus on whether Trump or his aides have tried to obstruct the investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion by Trump associates. Trump's legal team reportedly is working on terms that would allow for some face-to-face questions and others to be answered in writing. Comey was interviewed by Mueller's team last year, The New York Times reported Tuesday, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for several hours last week.

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