Published: Fri, September 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Mueller says he’d accept written responses from Trump

Mueller says he’d accept written responses from Trump

Trump then suggested that the special counsel personally dislikes him, and claimed Mueller's team of prosecutors had a partisan vendetta against him.

The letter was first reported by the New York Times.

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

After receiving the written responses, Mueller's investigators would decide on a next step, which could include an interview with Trump, the person said.

The question of whether Trump will submit to an interview has been a long-running debate inside the president's legal team.

"We continue to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the office of the special counsel", Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow told reporters.

Mr. Mueller did not say that he was giving up on an interview altogether, including on questions of obstruction of justice.

According to numerous reports, including the latest Bob Woodward book out this week, wants to testify to, thinking he'll clear his name in what he regards as a phony probe.

Trump's first team of criminal lawyers chose to cooperated fully with Mueller, saying their client had nothing to hide. Please read our before commenting.

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

Trump's willingness to sit down with Mueller has always been a subject of contention. That's an effort that could lead to a Supreme Court challenge by the White House.

Mueller has been seeking to press Trump about two broad topics: what his campaign knew about efforts by Russian operatives to disrupt the 2016 campaign and whether actions he has taken as president, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey, were aimed at thwarting the probe of Russian interference.

The Special Counsel sent a letter to Trump's lawyers that said he would accept written responses on queries about whether the president conspired with Russian Federation to interference in the presidential election, according to The Reuters.

But they have dangled written answers as a possibility, and Mueller's team appears receptive to it as an interim measure.

Trump's lawyers said that they fear Mueller could accuse Trump of perjury because the presdient remembers key events differently than other witnesses.

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