During an interview on MSNBC, Republican strategist Mike Murphy said that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into an agreement Donald Trump had with Russian interests during the 2016 campaign.
Citing a close friend with knowledge of the investigation, Murphy told NBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell that Mueller’s team obtained the document outlining the agreement.
“An international businessman I know pretty well swore me to secrecy said, ‘You can say this on TV. A friend of mine got pulled in by Mueller asking about a MOU, a memorandum of understanding, that Trump had with Russian interests during the 2016 campaign and Mueller has the documents,’” Murphy told O’Donnell.
Last week, it was reported that Mueller is probing Trump’s business dealings as he considered running for president.
“Investigators for special counsel Robert Mueller have recently been asking witnesses about Donald Trump’s business activities in Russia prior to the 2016 presidential campaign as he considered a run for president,” CNN reported.
The “international businessman” who spoke with Murphy would seem to track with CNN’s reporting about Mueller’s shifting focus in the Russia probe.
Watch the video below, via MSNBC: