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 John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE is ready to meet with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report 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 ComeyBarr predicts progressive prosecutors will lead to 'more crime, more victims' James Comey shows our criminal justice system works as intended Trump says he's 'very strongly' considering commuting Rod Blagojevich's sentence 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 SessionsLewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Nadler subpoenas Lewandowski, former White House official for testimony MORE last week.

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