New report reveals the behind-the-scenes battle between Trump’s team and Mueller over a possible interview on the Russia investigation

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A new report from the Associated Press details the back-and-forth between President Donald Trump’s lawyers and the special counsel Robert Mueller over the terms of a potential interview with Trump. Their compromise? Written answers to questions, which were delivered on Tuesday. Logistics for an interview at Camp David on January 27 this year were being worked out before the plan was scrapped after lawyers learned about the scope of Mueller’s questions. Trump’s lawyers and the special counsel’s office agreed on the president answering written questions only about the 2016 campaign — not obstruction of justice. With the addition of Rudy Giuliani to the team in April, the Trump team’s tactics included dragging out the interview and attacking Mueller.

A new report from the Associated Press details the back-and-forth between President Donald Trump’s lawyers and the special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on whether Trump would sit down with Mueller for an interview under oath.

The matter has been a point of controversy ever since Mueller was appointed as the special counsel in May 2017, shortly after Trump fired FBI director James Comey who had been overseeing the investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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