Ex-Trump aide on Mueller interview: Every question they asked, they already knew the answer

Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo, who was recently questioned by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate 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 Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE’s team, said that the investigators in the probe seemed to already know the answers to the questions they asked him during the interview.

"Every question they asked me, they already had the answers to," Caputo said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.


Caputo, a former communications adviser for President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE's campaign, was interviewed in the probe last week. He said after the interview that Mueller was "still really focused on Russia collusion.”

He said that investigators appeared to be “very well prepared,” and warned Trump against an interview with Mueller.

“I think the president should stay far, far away from the Mueller investigation,” Caputo said.

“I think I see a little bit more about where they’re headed with this thing, and if the president were sitting in the same situation I was in I would think he wouldn’t want to do it,” he added.

Caputo said Sunday that while investigators asked him about possible collusion, he wasn't sure if they had any evidence on the topic.

"They may still be looking for collusion but I don’t believe they’re finding any of it and I think they’re going to try in another direction with this to try and get to the president," he said.

The former aide was also interviewed last week by the Senate and House intelligence committees in their investigations into Russian election interference.

Trump's lawyers are negotiating with Mueller's team about a possible interview with the president in the probe.

Trump told reporters last week that he would "love" to talk to Mueller but if only if he'll be "treated fairly."