The special counsel investigating Russian election interference may hold off on the obstruction of justice portion of the probe as he continues to look into other components like collusion, according to a Bloomberg report published Monday.
The news outlet, citing both former and current officials, said 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 could decide that filing charges related to the obstruction could cause witnesses to become “less cooperative."
Bloomberg said the obstruction part of the investigation will probably be finished following interviews with President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpCourt orders release of some redacted passages of Mueller report How Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo MORE
The question of whether Trump will sit for an interview with Mueller has been speculated on for months.
Earlier this year, the president told reporters that he is “looking forward to” speaking with the special counsel’s team and that he would do so under oath.
Mueller, who since May has been tasked with probing Russian meddling and any potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and the Kremlin, has secured three guilty pleas and filed charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Yellen should utilize the resources available before pushing new regulations Huawei paid Tony Podesta 0K for White House lobbying MORE.