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Trump's written responses to Mueller questions could come this week: report

Trump's written responses to Mueller questions could come this week: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE is expected to provide his written responses to questions from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerBarr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting MORE as early as this week, Reuters reported on Tuesday

After months of negotiations, Trump's legal team agreed the president would respond in writing to Mueller's questions regarding ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the matter tells the news agency.

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Trump's written answers this week will not address any questions about whether the president tried to obstruct the special counsel's probe, the source told Reuters.

According to CNN, the president met with his legal team on Monday to review his answers.

Trump's lawyers and the special counsel's team have not yet agreed on whether Trump will submit to a sit-down interview with Mueller or answer any questions about possible obstruction of justice.

Multiple sources told CNN this week that Mueller's team is working on its final report

Trump's written answers are being finalized shortly after he appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to oversee the special counsel investigation, a move that Democrats have criticized as an attempt to undermine Mueller's work. Trump appointed Whitaker to replace former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTime to bring federal employees home for every holiday Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Tuberville incorrectly says Gore was president-elect in 2000 MORE, who resigned at the president's request. 

A source familiar with the matter told CNN that they believe the Trump legal team will continue to approach Mueller's questions the same way, despite the shakeup in leadership at the Justice Department. 

Trump's legal team and attorneys representing witnesses in the investigation say Trump's responses to the special counsel could point to the imminent conclusion of Mueller's 18-month probe, CNN reported. 

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.