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Trump frets over 'perjury trap' if he sits down with Mueller

Trump frets over 'perjury trap' if he sits down with Mueller

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in an interview Thursday that his team is nearing a deal for the president to provide written responses to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller on the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

But in a subsequent interview on NBC, he said those questions are "not ruled in or out".

"So I don't want to be set up with a perjury trap, number one", Trump said.

Giuliani told Politico in an interview that in-person questioning hasn't been ruled out.

This assertion violated Trump's previous vow to the country that he would be willing to testify under oath about the firing for former FBI Director James Comey - one of the key incidents tied to allegations of obstruction of justice against the president.

Giuliani has indicated that he is willing to have Trump answer questions about potential collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign in writing.

"We're very opposed to that [but] we're not closing it off 100 percent", Giuliani told Politico.

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However, Giuliani said there is still debate over whether the questions will include topics over possible obstruction of justice.

"They got him, on I guess, on a couple of lies", he added.

"It would be in written form and if you want to follow up on our answers, justify it", Giuliani said.

Trump Jr. took the meeting, emails show, after it was described as part of a Russian government effort to help his father's campaign by providing derogatory information about Democrat Hillary Clinton. "Show us why you didn't get there the first time".

"I think we're pretty close to an agreement, maybe this weekend", Giuliani told POLITICO Thursday night about the prospects of a deal for written responses to questions on alleged collusion between the campaign and Russian Federation before Trump took office.

Mr. Mueller's team raised the prospect in March that it could subpoena the President, although this would unquestionably prompt a court fight. The probe's opponents slammed it as judicial overreach, and Trump himself has always been calling the entire investigation a "witch hunt".

Trump continued his assault on the probe on Air Force One Friday, opting for his favorite refrain of dismissing the investigation as a "witch hunt".


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