Trump says he answered Mueller questions, not his lawyers

Trump says he answered Mueller questions, not his lawyers

Trump says he answered Mueller questions, not his lawyers

US President Donald Trump said Friday that he had written answers to questions submitted to the White House by the Russian Federation probe of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

"The questions were answered by me", Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House, stressing that his lawyers don't help him with the answers.

Giuliani has said Trump will answer questions on possible collusion with Russian Federation during the election, but will not respond to questions over potential obstruction of justice committed by the president. "And you know why it's going to be just fine?"

In a two-paragraph legal filing on Wednesday, Mueller offered a rare glimpse into the status of the probe and noted that former Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates is cooperating with prosecutors in several ongoing investigations.

"I write the answers".

"There should have never been a so-called investigation, which, in theory, it's not an investigation of me", he said. Though the president at one point said he would be willing to speak with Mueller, he eventually reneged on his offer on the advice of lawyers, who fear he will not be able to deal with prolonged questioning.

A team of investigators led by Mr Mueller is looking into whether anyone from Mr Trump's campaign colluded in the effort.

President Donald Trump waves after answering questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California.

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Sources told ABC News the president was irritated with a handful of the questions - a sentiment his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani shared with the Washington Post.

The president has met with lawyers almost every day this week in sessions to review his answers, including a four-hour session Wednesday that was frequently interrupted by other business. It was rainy and he therefore told a lie and perjured himself.' Okay, so you have to be careful with people who probably have bad intentions.

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Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

Mr Mueller has signalled a willingness to accept written answers on matters related to collusion with Russian Federation.

"They are a disgrace to our Nation and don't care how many lives they ruin".

Democrats have also called for the special counsel bill to be added to a year-end spending bill that must pass in December to avoid a partial government shutdown.

The president last week fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him on an interim bases with Matthew Whitaker, Sessions's chief of staff.

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