Mueller will accept Trump's written responses as first step

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Special counsel has reportedly agreed to take written answers from President on key questions about Russian Federation collusion.

Giuliani's startling admission was tucked inside an expansive New Yorker profile of the former New York City mayor and Trump attorney, published online Monday.

The Times cited "two people briefed on" a letter 's office sent to 's lawyers. But the tone of the letter and the fact that the special counsel did not ask for written responses on obstruction prompted some Trump allies to conclude that if an interview takes place, its scope will be more limited than Trump's legal team initially believed, the people said.

As the Post notes, "Mueller's decision to accept at least some written responses represents a concession to Trump's legal team, which since December has resisted the special counsel's efforts to interview the president".

A spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment. In other words, they will not allow any questions that go to the issue of obstruction of justice.

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In the book, Woodward describes a mock interview Trump did with his legal team, in which they hoped to prove to the President that he shouldn't sit down with Mueller's team for an interview. Please read our before commenting.

"This White House has been the most transparent in history when it comes to investigations or inquiries like this", Sekulow said. For one, Mueller interviewed with Trump for the job of Federal Bureau of Investigation director and was unsuccessful in getting it, so he may probably be resentful of the president.

The Special Counsel sent a letter to Trump's lawyers that said he would accept written responses on queries about whether the president conspired with Russian Federation to interference in the presidential election, according to The Reuters.

Mr. Trump's legal team has not seen the questions from the special counsel.

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. Giuliani has said Trump does not recall asking Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and he does not want the president to be accused of lying about the episode.

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