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Mueller may delay decision on obstruction of justice: report

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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 Mueller could decide that filing charges related to the obstruction could cause witnesses to become “less cooperative.”

{mosads}Bloomberg said the obstruction part of the investigation will probably be finished following interviews with President Trump and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. 

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 Manafort.

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