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Trump attorneys discussing options for potential Mueller interview: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE's legal team is reportedly talking about possible formats in case special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE asks to interview Trump in the Russia probe.

Lawyers for the president have spoken with FBI investigators about a potential interview, three people familiar with the matter told NBC News.

Trump's legal team has reportedly talked about options for the interview that include written responses to questions instead of a sit-down interview.

A person with direct knowledge of the discussions said they were ongoing and preliminary, according to NBC News.

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Trump's legal team is reportedly looking to find out if Trump would be directly interviewed by Mueller. They are also looking to find out information about the issues that would be brought up during such an interview and how long the potential interview would be.

According to NBC News, Trump's legal team is also talking about whether the potential interview could be avoided through a compromise.

Talks about the potential interview by members of Trump's legal team reportedly started last year after Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDem lawmaker to Trump: 'How dare you lecture us about treason' Trevor Noah: Hannity is ‘Trump’s archbishop of bulls---’ DOJ wants Manafort’s suit against Mueller dismissed MORE, was indicted.

In late December, members of Trump's legal team reportedly spoke with with representatives from Mueller's office.

Mueller is currently investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Russia investigation as a witch hunt and has denied collusion.