Published: Sat, November 17, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump Says He's Giving Mueller Questions a Personal Touch

Trump Says He's Giving Mueller Questions a Personal Touch

"I've answered them very easily - very easily", the president said at an Oval Office event.

Since then the two sides have reportedly jousted over whether the president had to answer and how he would do so - including the possibility that he would submit to a face-to-face interview with prosecutors.

Mr Mueller is investigating whether members of Trump's campaign conspired with Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential election and whether the President has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe. Trump replied: 'My lawyers aren't working on that, I'm working on that.

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Mr Trump's team agreed to have the President submit written answers to questions relating to Russia's role in the election, but it is still possible Mr Mueller may press Mr Trump to answer questions on potential obstruction at some point. 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.

"As you know, I've been very busy", he quipped, bringing up last week's trip to Europe and several trade deals that were recently negotiated.

"There should have never been any Mueller investigation because there was never anything done wrong. I write answers", he said. 'They were my answers - I don't need lawyers to do that, ' he told a reporter asking about a Washington Post story that quoted one of his attorneys, Rudy Giuliani. "I imagine it's ending now", Trump added.

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Trump and his legal team have resisted attempts to sit down for an in-person meeting with Mueller's team.

Tensions have risen over the probe since Mr Trump ousted Jeff Sessions as USA attorney general last week.

Meanwhile, after being uncharacteristically subdued leading up to the midterm elections earlier this month, Trump used Twitter on Thursday to lay into Mueller, accusing the special counsel's team of "screaming and shouting at people" and "horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want". "They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts", Trump tweeted.

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Trump went on to dismiss the investigation, which he has repeatedly called illegal and threatened to shut down, attacking it this week as a national "disgrace". Mueller was appointed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director by former President George W. Bush and Obama later extended his original 10-year-term by two years until 2013.

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