Trump Team Shuts Down Mueller Request for In-Person Interview: Report
President Donald Trump’s legal team shut down a request from Special Counsel Robert Mueller for an in-person interview.????That’s according to CNN, who reports that Mueller and Trump have been in a weeks-long standoff regarding a sit-down interview after Trump’s team submitted written answers to some of his questions before Thanksgiving.????Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating potential links between Russian operatives and the 2016 Trump campaign for President.
????Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has previously said Trump would sit down for an in-person interview ‘over his dead body,’ and the team has told Mueller that there’s no need for more responses from the President beyond the written answers already provided.????Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was recently sentenced to 3 years in prison, and he has agreed to testify in-person before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in early February.????Trump has repeatedly slammed the investigation on Twitter in the past, claiming “The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess.
They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts.”????The investigation has been going on since May of 2017.
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