Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From Trump

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And the special counsel left open the possibility that he may still try to press Trump in person about a second piece of his investigation: whether the president has sought to block the probe since taking office.

After receiving the written responses, Mueller's investigators would decide on a next step, which could include an interview with Trump, the person said.

Mueller's office had previously indicated that it had many questions for the president on the obstruction issue.

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Trump fired Comey as FBI Director in 2017, causing an uproar and raising questions over whether he tried to obstruct justice in the Russian Federation investigation.

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. "We continue to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the office of the special counsel", Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow said, adding that it was the legal team's policy to not discuss its communications with the special counsel's office. Please read our before commenting.

The Trump legal team view is that Mueller would be less likely to succeed in subpoenaing over issues of obstruction given executive privilege issues, for example, when it comes to the President's discussions with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the firing of Comey, according to another source. Trump's team has not yet responded to the offer. "Kavanaugh actually has a long résumé", including a decade as a federal judge and years as a lawyer in the George W. Bush White House", Trevor Noah said on Tuesday's Daily Show.

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Sources describe a lengthy response from Mueller with a strong emphasis on requesting written answers as it relates to the original mandate of the investigation - Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

Following the "kissing" comments, the President went off on a familiar diatribe about the supposed illegitimacy of Mueller's investigation, which has already resulted in almost 40 indictments against Trump associates and Russians.

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. You know, he's Comey's best friend.

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