Trump attorneys discussing options for potential Mueller interview: report

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE's legal team is reportedly talking about possible formats in case special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 ManafortLobbyist Tony Podesta returns to work for Huawei Former bank CEO convicted of bribery in scheme to land Trump admin job Trial begins for Chicago banker who exchanged loans with Manafort for Trump job 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.