Mueller agrees to some limits on Trump interview: report
Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly agreed to place some limitations on the types of questions he would ask of President Trump 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 Manafort went to trial on charges brought forward by Mueller.