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Trump answers Mueller questions in writing

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/21/18, 11:36 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has submitted written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office related to its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, White House counsel said Tuesday. The written answers represent a compromise nearly a year in the making that lets the president avoid a sit-down interview.

Months ago, investigators presented Trump’s legal team with questions about whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin to sway the election. They also wanted to know whether the president’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey was intended to obstruct the Russia probe. The answers submitted represent another compromise: Mueller’s office agreed to temporarily table questions about possible obstruction and focus instead on the 2016 campaign. Trump’s legal team said it would not release copies of the questions and answers or discuss any communication it had with Mueller’s office. The president told reporters last week that he wrote the responses himself.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Wed, 11/21/2018 03:21 pm

    I hope he answered that he doesn't know. He also should answer like the IRS did when questioned, just before getting a bonus and going on vacation. They would not answer anything that might put them in jail.

    Dumb question: "They also wanted to know whether the president’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey was intended to obstruct the Russia probe."  Seriously?!

    Why are they wasting our taxes? 

    Since Mueller's office said they wouldn't tell anyone the questions and answers, we can expect all or some to show up in the media soon. There are spies from the Dem. camp in Trump's White House. 

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