US prosecutors ask ex-Trump legal team spokesman for interview, sources say

Mark Corallo left after only three months on the job.

The special counsel’s office has in recent days contacted Corallo’s attorney, apparently wanting to know why he left the team after just three months on the job, the sources said.

Reached Tuesday night, Corallo declined to comment. Victoria Toensing, Corallo's lawyer, also declined to comment.

ABC News first reported the story on-air on Tuesday.

Once the news broke that the younger Trump took the meeting after a promise of political dirt, Wolf writes, Corallo “was instructed not to speak to the press, indeed not to even answer his phone. Later that week, Corallo, seeing no good outcome—and privately confiding that he believed the meeting on Air Force One represented a likely obstruction of justice—quit.”

Two days after the story broke, the president’s son released a revised statement to the media, saying, “The information they suggested they had about Hillary Clinton I thought was Political Opposition Research…I decided to take the meeting. The woman, as she has said publicly, was not a government official.” Trump, Jr., added that the Russian lawyer “had no information to provide and wanted to talk about adoption policy and the Magnitsky Act. To put this in context, this occurred before the current Russian fever was in vogue.”

The attempt to interview Corallo, an insider, is one of the first clear signs that Mueller wants more details about the circumstances of that Air Force One meeting.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the news of an impending Corallo interview.