Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal has just taken an important, and perhaps even crucial, turn.
Mueller is seeking a number of documents pertaining to the actions of President Donald Trump and other White House officials in response to the Russia scandal after they took office, according to Politico. These notably include phone records pertaining to the statement drafted aboard Air Force One defending Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer, documents and emails leading up to the infamous May 3rd press briefing in which former press secretary Sean Spicer defended former FBI Director James Comey, and documents pertaining to former deputy attorney general Sally Yates' warnings about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's meetings with Russian officials -- as well as documents involving the meetings themselves.
The revelations about Mueller's investigation come after a long week of bad news for the Trump administration. First, it was revealed that former campaign manager Paul Manafort had been wiretapped by the federal government over his alleged ties with Russian officials and that his house had been raided in July by agents determined to confiscate possible evidence before he could potentially destroy it.
On Thursday, it also came out in Axios that Spicer had kept multiple notebooks during his tenure as press secretary, which could provide a valuable source of information for investigators. As Axios reported: