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Fact-checking Trump's Mueller probe tweets

Fact-checking Trump's Mueller probe tweets

US President Donald Trump says it's "disgraceful" that a list of questions the special counsel investigating Russian election interference wants to ask him have become public.

U.S. President Donald Trump fired new broadsides Tuesday at the criminal investigation into his 2016 election campaign's links to Russian Federation and his White House actions. A former British intelligence official, Christopher Steele, compiled a dossier on the trip, with uncorroborated, anonymous allegations Trump cavorted with prostitutes in a hotel room, which Trump has denied.

The questions span the gamut from inquiring as to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to the circumstances surrounding the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

The Times report said Mueller's team wants to probe Trump's thinking about issues that occurred during the campaign, in the almost three months between the election and his assuming power in January 2017 and during his 15 months in office.

In a Tuesday morning tweet, Trump suggested that he can't be guilty of obstruction if a separate crime never occurred.

Trump incorrectly claimed there were no questions on the list about collusion, which he dismissed as "a made up, phony crime".

It's unclear to whom Trump was referring to the leak.

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Now it's all about fighting to be there in Russian Federation . "On top of that, I have to be happy with my performance level and be honest with myself".

Take Mueller's apparent focus on the firings of former FBI director James Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn and whether those amount an attempt to obstruct the investigation. Mueller was appointed to oversee the investigation by the deputy attorney general after Trump fired Comey in May 2017.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's lawyers outlined almost 50 questions for President Donald Trump about a variety of topics related to the 2016 campaign and his personal orbit, two sources told CNN.

Mr. Mueller has charged 22 individuals and entities to date, including Mr. Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates.

Mr Manafort also reportedly offered to give a government-connected Russian billionaire a briefing about the campaign in July 2016.

Since at least early this year, Mueller has discussed the possibility of interviewing Trump for the investigation, according to the president's lawyers. The connective tissue in all of those story lines is cash - whether it's Trump's own, money moving through Michael Cohen or the financial dealings of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

"What was your opinion of Mr. Comey during the transition?" another Mueller question asks.

"What knowledge did you have of any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russian Federation about potential assistance to the campaign?" one questions asks.


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