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Special counsel team responds to Trump lawyers on potential interview

Special counsel team responds to Trump lawyers on potential interview

The special counsel Robert Mueller will reportedly accept some written answers from Donald Trump about collusion with Russian Federation.

Mueller's offer to accept written responses from Trump on questions about possible collusion was contained in a letter that Trump's lawyers received on Friday, the person said. The Associated Press, reporting separately citing a person familiar with the letter, said Mueller's office "indicated it would later assess what additional information it needs from the president, leaving open the possibility that Mueller's team might still seek answers on obstruction-related questions in an in-person interview". It comes after months of wrangling over whether Trump would or would not sit for an interview with the special counsel.

The president has said many times he would be willing to speak with Mueller but would await his legal teams guidance.

A spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment. In March, Mueller raised the prospect of subpoenaing Trump if he refused to be questioned voluntarily.

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Further, the attorneys for now are not committing to an in-person interview with Trump, barring some significant concession from Mueller. That's an effort that could lead to a Supreme Court challenge by the White House. "We continue to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the office of the special counsel", Mr. 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. "Clyde.'" He ran through some of the scandals, then circled back to how "absurd" it is Trump gets to pick any nominee, "let alone a lifelong partisan Republican like Brett Kavanaugh".

Contrary to his lawyer's efforts, Trump has continued to insist to them and to aides that he wants to be questioned by Mueller.

Trump: "There were, I mean tremendous conflicts here, you know the conflicts, you've heard the conflicts".

"Republicans are trying to hide as much about Kavanaugh's record as they can because they know it would be damning", Meyers argued, showing Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) bang his gavel as 2010's Grassley, on split screen, demanded all documents relating to then-Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and ample time to review them.