Mueller asked Trump about RNC changing its stance on Ukraine during campaign: report

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 reportedly asked President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos MORE about the Republican National Convention (RNC) changing its position on the U.S. providing arms to Ukraine when he submitted a list of questions to him amid the investigation into Russia's election meddling.

ABC News, citing sources familiar with the president’s responses, reported on Wednesday that Trump told Mueller he was not aware of the platform change, to the best of his recollection.


The news network notes that the question stemmed from the RNC’s controversial July 2016 decision to weaken its formal position on whether the U.S. should assist Ukraine amid aggressive Russian incursion, including the annexation of Crimea.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Trump submitted his answers to Mueller’s questions last week. The questions from the special counsel mainly focused on whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to ABC News.

In addition to Mueller’s question about the RNC platform, CNN reported that Mueller asked Trump about his knowledge of the 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between members of his campaign and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin, whom Trump officials had been told could offer dirt on then-presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race Hillary Clinton: Casting doubt on 2020 election is 'doing Putin's work' Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE.

Trump told Mueller in a written response that, according to his best recollection, he was not told about the meeting, which has emerged as a focal point amid questions about possible coordination between Moscow and Trump's team. 

He also said that Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneBannon asked Trump DOJ to reimburse his legal fees from Russia probe: report Feds charge members of Three Percenters militia group over Jan. 6 attack Biden's anti-corruption memo is good news — and essential to US national security MORE, who once served as an informal adviser to the president, did not speak with him about WikiLeaks. 

Mueller has reportedly been investigating whether Stone had knowledge that WikiLeaks was planning to release a trove of emails that Russia apparently hacked from the Democratic National Committee.

One unidentified source told ABC News that the questions were “pretty obvious,” adding that Trump’s answers were “consistent to what he’s been saying publicly.”

Trump has continually railed against Mueller’s investigation, often referring to it as a “with hunt" and a "disgrace."