Mueller will reportedly accept written responses from Trump on Russian collusion

07 September, 2018, 12:15 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel's office, declined to comment Tuesday.

Trump claimed at the time that Mueller had multiple conflicts of interest, according to a January NYT report that relied on four unnamed sources.

The Times cited "two people briefed on" a letter 's office sent to 's lawyers.

The Trump legal team's position has been that any sit-down interview has to be limited to matters before Trump became President, and for questions related to possible obstruction and other post-inauguration matters to be done in writing.

Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, said: "We continue to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the Office of Special Counsel".

It was not immediately clear what those conditions mean for other avenues Mueller is exploring, including whether the president sought to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation through actions such as the firing past year of former FBI Director James Comey.

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Though the president has publicly said he was eager to face questions from Mueller, his lawyers have been far more reluctant to make him available for an interview and have questioned whether Mueller even has the right to ask him about actions that he is authorized under the Constitution to take as president. Please read our before commenting.

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, eased up on his demands to question President Trump in the Russian Federation investigation, a shift that came as the president's lawyers, who have advised him against sitting for an interview, are fighting his desire to answer investigators' queries.

Should the President refuse, Mueller could seek a subpoena to compel him to talk.

Those familiar with Mr. Trump's legal team say the development is viewed as a positive one for the president, and a response will be given to Mueller no later than the close of business Wednesday.

"How can you possibly have a man who is that", Trump said of Mueller.

But they have dangled written answers as a possibility, and Mueller's team appears receptive to it as an interim measure. Giuliani has said Trump does not recall asking Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and he does not want the president to be accused of lying about the episode.

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