Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last Wednesday for several hours by Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the first known time the special counsel has interviewed a member of Mr. Trump’s cabinet.
Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior conformed on Tuesday that the interview with Mr. Sessions took place.
The interview comes as Mr. Mueller is investigating whether Mr. Trump’s actions in office, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey, constituted obstruction of justice. Mr. Mueller is also investigating contacts between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russia.
The news dovetails with increasing tension at the FBI and DOJ over allegations of anti-Trump political bias in Mr. Mueller’s investigation.