They have also asked about the relationship between GOP operative Roger Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and why Trump took policy positions favorable to Russia.
The line of questioning suggests the special counsel, who is tasked with examining whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, is looking into possible coordination between WikiLeaks and Trump associates in disseminating the emails, which U.S.
Investigators have asked about Stone's contacts with WikiLeaks during the campaign and if he's ever met with Assange.
"I never discussed WikiLeaks, Assange or the Hillary disclosures with candidate Trump, before during or after the election.
The White House remains fully cooperative with the Office of Special Counsel and we look forward to [the investigation's] prompt conclusion." John Dowd, the president’s outside attorney, told NBC News, "We do not discuss our knowledge of or communications with the special counsel."