July 21, 2017 / 3:23 PM / a year ago

Mueller tells White House to save files on Donald Trump Jr meeting - CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller asked the White House to save all documents related to a meeting last year between Donald Trump Jr and a Russian lawyer he was told had damaging information on his father’s presidential rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, CNN reported on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Donald Trump Jr. speaks at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File photo

Mueller, who leads the criminal probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to sway the November presidential election, told White House counsel Don McGahn in a letter that the June 2016 meeting was relevant to his investigation, CNN reported. It cited a copy of the letter.

Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Frances Kerry

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