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

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

White House lawyer Ty Cobb clarified Wednesday night that President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE is ready to meet with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate 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 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

CNN reported Wednesday that Mueller intends to question Trump about his interactions with former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHillary 2024? Given the competition, she may be the Dems' best hope Trump draws attention with admission he 'fired Comey' Countering the ongoing Republican delusion 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 SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE last week.

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