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Mueller is reportedly very interested in Trump's hotel room in Moscow

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators, wanting to know more about business President Trump conducted in Russia before the 2016 presidential election, have been asking witnesses about everything from the hotel room he used in Moscow during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant to his failure to brand a Trump Tower Moscow, several people with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

CNN reports that investigators have asked witnesses several questions regarding the possibility of Russian government officials and business people having compromising information on Trump, as alleged in the dossier written by former British spy Christopher Steele. They are asking specifically about the Moscow hotel room Trump stayed in, who had access to it, and what security was like there, CNN reports. Investigators also want to know more about the financing of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant and when exactly Trump decided to run for president.

Two people who spoke with CNN said they do not know if Mueller has any evidence of wrongdoing. "You ask everything, even if you don't think it's credible," one source said. "The allegations are out there, and it was checking the box."