From the Morning Memo:

President Donald Trump seemed to indirectly confirm the authenticity of a New York Times report about a list of questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask him by tweeting that it was “disgraceful” the questions had been leaked to the media.

But one of the president’s staunchest supporters in upstate New York was not interested in weighing in on the story. Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican in NY-23, said investigators should be focused on their task and working toward a conclusion, not airing issues in the public sphere.

“This is leaked information. I don’t really know where they’re coming from or if they’re the real questions. From my vantage point the investigation needs to take its course and it needs to come to a conclusion. This should not be something that’s open-ended for years to come. We need to close it down.”

Mueller appears to be looking at a wide variety of topics – including the high-profile firings of some of the president’s advisors. Reed said anyone found by the special counsel to have engaged in wrongdoing should be held “accountable,” adding: “At the end of the day, that’s what we should be doing and focusing on.”