President Trump's lawyers are preparing answers to written questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, sources told CNN on Thursday.
The questions reportedly focus on collusion, and do not address obstruction of justice, a topic Trump's lawyers hoped to avoid. Mueller's office negotiated with Trump's legal team for months; investigators probing the Trump campaign's involvement in Russia's 2016 election interference were reportedly hoping for an in-person interview with Trump. The special counsel investigation decided last month that it would accept some answers in writing, perhaps returning to the issue of obstruction "at a later date."
Trump himself has said he is willing to answer any question in person, under oath, but his legal team has been working to limit the scope of the testimony, worried he might perjure himself during verbal responses. Neither Mueller's office nor Trump's team commented on whether the first round of questioning has officially begun — Trump attorney Jay Sekulow merely said they are "continuing discussions" with the probe. Read more at CNN. Summer Meza