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 TrumpPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Trump discussing visit overseas to troops following criticism: report Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation MORE is ready to meet with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 ComeyQuestions grow about FBI vetting of Christopher Steele’s Russia expertise Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails about government business on personal account: report Mueller could turn easy Trump answers into difficult situation 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 SessionsMueller: Whitaker appointment has 'no effect' on ongoing legal challenge Cummings on 'Adam Schitt': 'Mr. President, please do not do that' Senate Dems sue to block Whitaker from serving as attorney general MORE last week.

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