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Trump attorneys discussing options for potential Mueller interview: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans push Mulvaney, Trump to rescind Gateway funds Pruitt spent K flying aides to Australia to prep for later-canceled visit: report Rosenstein told Trump he is not a target of Mueller probe: report 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 ManafortJustice Dept lawyer says Manafort may have served as 'back channel' to Russia: report Schiff pushes bill to review any Trump pardons in Russia probe Dems press for hearings after Libby pardon 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.