Image: Sources: Russia Probe ID's Current WH Official as 'Person of Interest'
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The investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was appointed special counsel earlier this week to look into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, had identified a current White House official as a person of interest, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Unnamed sources told the newspaper the person identified is a senior White House adviser who is close to President Donald Trump. They also stressed the investigation was also focused on people who previously held influence with Trump but were no longer part of his administration.

The FBI probe specifically is seeking to…