Mueller team questioning RNC staffers on 2016 digital operation: report


Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has started the process of questioning various Republican National Committee (RNC) staffers about the party’s digital apparatus that worked with the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, Yahoo News reported on Wednesday.

Mueller’s team is reportedly looking into the joint effort from the party and the campaign to reach out to voters in key swing states during the campaign.

Sources told the news organization that Mueller is seeking to determine whether the effort was related to efforts from Russian trolls and bots to influence American voters.

The Hill has reached out to the special counsel’s office and the RNC for comment.

The report comes as Mueller’s probe moves closer to the White House.

Mueller has questioned ‘s former chief of staff as well as former press secretary and current communications director .

Mueller announced charges against former Trump campaign chairman and his business associate Richard Gates in October.

Trump’s ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his foreign contacts earlier this month.