Mueller responds to Trump team

Saul Bowman
September 7, 2018

In the latest back-and-forth between prosecutors and Trump's lawyers, the special counsel's office is reportedly willing to allow Trump to testify in writing about Russian Federation - but wants a live interview about his firing of Comey.

The New York Times first reported Mueller's offer.

The Times cited "two people briefed on" a letter 's office sent to 's lawyers.

Mueller has reportedly not ruled out an in-person interview with Trump, though the letter did not ask for answers on obstruction of justice questions, leading team Trump to think that a sit-down with Mueller could be much less expansive in scope than they feared.

Mueller's investigators and Trump's legal team have engaged in a monthslong back-and-forth about whether Trump will sit down for an interview.

Special counsel spokesman Peter Carr declined to comment Tuesday.

According to numerous reports, including the latest Bob Woodward book out this week, wants to testify to, thinking he'll clear his name in what he regards as a phony probe.

The president made the freaky claims during a wide-ranging interview with the conservative Daily Caller website, whose correspondent asked Trump whether Mueller was interfering in the midterm elections by not ending his Russian Federation probe by an artificial September 1 deadline. Please read our before commenting.

Trump said Mueller and the fired FBI Director were 'best friends, ' although Comey's team has described it as an ordinary office friendship.

Trump's lawyers have tried to put off a formal interview, saying repeatedly that to determine whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia's election interference and whether Trump tried to obstruct the inquiry, Mueller can find the answers in the interviews his investigators have conducted with witnesses, including senior White House aides and administration officials, and more than 1.4 million documents turned over by the White House.

Earlier this month, Trump's attorneys rejected Mueller's proposal to ask Trump questions he had about his actions as president and said they would consider having him answer some questionsabout the campaign period in writing.

Trump: "There were, I mean tremendous conflicts here, you know the conflicts, you've heard the conflicts".

Other reports by

Discuss This Article