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Mueller responds to Trump’s lawyer, interview requests
Special counsel Robert Muller answers Trump’s lawyers requests regarding a possible interview, as trump says the meetings must stop, Russia’s investigation; John Roberts reports.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finally the external lawyers about what would be the scope and format of a potential interview with the President, sources responded to a letter from President Trump familiar with the investigation told Fox News on Wednesday.
The sources said Miller has agreed to increase the number of questions for Trump from a first list of 49, and is willing to write some questions answered – but he wants the other questions, the answers orally.
However, the sources added that Müller has not agreed to, the President of the claims to restrict his questions to matters that the allegations of collusion between the trump campaign, and Russia. The special Prosecutor still wants to ask the President about the obstruction of justice, and other topics.
The source also said the talks with the special counsel to a possible interview, but as a source said: “There is still a long way to go.”
While the Trump legal team, the current posture is still not that of the President for an interview with Müller, a source familiar with the investigation told Fox News, “never say never.”
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, to reporters after an appearance at a Republican members of Congress election campaign event in New Hampshire, said the President had the legal Department, “a letter” from the special counsel’s team on Tuesday, and “now we are in the process of the reaction to your proposal.”
“I’m not going to give them a lot of hope that it will happen,” Giuliani said, a potential trump card-Müller sitdown, “but we are still up for negotiation.”
On Wednesday morning, Trump that attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop Mueller “not Manipulated tweeted” witch hunt ” now, before the stain further more to our country.”
Meetings recused himself from the monitoring of the Russia-study in the last year of handing over that responsibility to the Deputy attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Trump has claimed that Müller has too many conflicts of interest for him, right to the investigation, citing his ties to dismissed former FBI Director, James Comey as well as what the President called a “very unpleasant & contested business relationship” in a tweet earlier this week.
Democratic legislators said on Wednesday that Trump was the meetings, tweet on obstruction of justice. But White house press Secretary, Sarah Sanders said the Embassy represented, “the President is of the opinion” and not to the order of the Ministry of justice.
To hinder “when he wanted to, the investigation] [and, he would hinder you, can stop it,” Giuliani said Trump in New Hampshire. “Then you would be in a battle, whether he has the legal right to do what I think he does. But he will not do so. He made it clear he wants it to run its course.”
Contributed to Fox News’ Tara Prindiville and Judson Berger this report, together with The Associated Press.