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 has reportedly agreed to place some limitations on the types of questions he would ask of President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE during a potential interview.
The Washington Post reported that Mueller is considering reducing the number of questions asked of Trump about possible obstruction of justice during an interview. He would instead allow Trump to submit some of those responses in writing.
Mueller still wants to question Trump on possible obstruction of justice and whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to The New York Times.
Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani told reporters on Wednesday that the president’s legal team is “in the process of responding to their proposal.”
The Times also reported Wednesday that Trump is again pushing his lawyers to allow him to interview with Mueller, despite his attorneys advising him against the move.
Mueller has been pushing for a sit-down interview with Trump for months. He reportedly told Trump’s attorneys that he would subpoena the president to testify before a grand jury if Trump didn’t agree to be questioned.
Giuliani said at the time that Trump didn’t have to comply with a subpoena, a claim that has faced some pushback.
Giuliani, who is leading talks with Mueller's team, has also claimed that an interview with the special counsel would be an attempt to trick Trump into committing perjury.
Trump recently stepped up his attacks on Mueller’s probe, which he has long claimed is “rigged” and a “witch hunt.”
He targeted the investigation in a series of tweets on Wednesday, one day after his former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDOJ investigating one-time Trump campaign adviser over alleged ties to Qatar: report Foreign lobbyists donated over M during 2020 election: report Former Mueller prosecutor representing Donoghue in congressional probes: report MORE went to trial on charges brought forward by Mueller.