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Trump lawyer clarifies president wasn’t volunteering for Mueller grand jury

Trump lawyer clarifies president wasn’t volunteering for Mueller grand jury
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White House lawyer Ty Cobb clarified Wednesday night that President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE is ready to meet with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE, but will be guided by his attorneys on such a meeting, The New York Times reported.

Trump told reporters earlier Wednesday night that he would speak with Mueller under oath. He added that he expects an interview to occur in the next two to three weeks, but said his lawyers are still determining the specifics.

Cobb told The New York Times that Trump was speaking hurriedly, and only meant that he is willing to meet with the special counsel, not that he will speak in front of a grand jury.

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CNN reported Wednesday that Mueller intends to question Trump about his interactions with former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien Comey'Fox News Sunday' to mark 25 years on air Showtime developing limited series about Jan. 6 Capitol riot Wray says FBI not systemically racist MORE and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. 

Mueller is conducting a criminal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The probe has thus far led to two indictments and two guilty pleas.

Mueller's probe has expanded into Trump's Cabinet, as his team interviewed Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBiden fills immigration court with Trump hires Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report Ex-Sen. Doug Jones joins law and lobbying firm Arent Fox MORE last week.

Trump has repeatedly railed against the investigation, calling it a "witch hunt" and vowing there was no collusion.