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Report: Mueller's office interviewed Deputy AG Rosenstein over Comey firing

Sometime in June or July, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The questioning over the summer could mean that investigators do not see Rosenstein as a major figure in the probe, several people with knowledge of the interview told the Journal. Rosenstein took the reins of the FBI investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, and he appointed Mueller in May to his role as special counsel.