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Dana Boente, the FBI general counsel who was in charge of the Russia investigation early in the Trump administration, has been asked to testify by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a letter obtained by MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

 The letter from Boente to Associate Deputy Attorney General Scott Schools is dated Jan. 2, when Boente was still acting head of the Justice Department’s national security division. In the letter, Boente requests legal representation or reimbursement of his legal fees and says he doesn’t believe that he is either a target or a subject of Mueller’s inquiry.

Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible links between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government.

t couldn’t be determined Tuesday night whether Boente has testified before Mueller’s team, or what Mueller wanted to asked him about. But a separate letter sent to Boente by the FBI’s counterintelligence division, dated Jan. 17 and also obtained by “The Rachel Maddow Show,” certifies that handwritten notes that Boente took about a conversation with former FBI Director James Comey on March 30, 2017, aren’t classified.

Comey, Boente, the Justice Department and the FBI all declined to comment, according to “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Read more

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Dana Boente, the FBI general counsel who was in charge of the Russia investigation early in the Trump administration, has been asked to testify by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a letter obtained by MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Dana Boente, the FBI general counsel who was in charge of the Russia investigation early in the Trump administration, has been asked to testify by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a letter obtained by MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Dana Boente, the FBI general counsel who was in charge of the Russia investigation early in the Trump administration, has been asked to testify by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a letter obtained by MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”