FBI deputy director, Andrew McCabe, was criticised by Trump and other Republicans for alleged bias against him and in favour of his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
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The action by Attorney General Jeff Sessions could have damaging consequences for the burgeoning marijuana industry in the six states including California and Colorado that have legalised the drug for recreational use.
The Justice Department said that the interview must be conducted in a classified setting and that the transcript should not be publicly released.
Flynn has agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation.
The dramatic turn of events also raised new questions about whether Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had a role in Flynn’s Russia contacts.
Their comments came after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Tillerson’s tenure as secretary of state has been dogged by rumors about rifts with Trump over policy.
Tillerson’s comments Sunday come amid soaring tensions between the US and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang.
Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration amid concerns that he could not garner enough Senate votes to be confirmed.