Trump Says He’ll Turn Over Answers to Questions by Special Counsel Next Week

November 18, 2018

By Tamara Thueringer and Shannon Pettypiece

WASHINGTON ––President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will turn in written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller next week.

Trump was speaking as he left the White House for a trip to California. When asked if he would meet with Mueller’s staff for an in-person interview, Trump said, “We haven’t even talked about it.”

Trump said Friday that he finished preparing the responses to Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump said his lawyers would review the answers before he submitted them.

He said Friday that he, not his lawyers, wrote the answers and that it “didn’t take very long to do them.”

“I was asked a series of questions. I answered them very easily,” he said. “You always have to be careful when you answer questions from people who probably have bad intentions.”

Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, said in an interview last month that the president’s legal team had prepared written responses to several dozen questions from Mueller. He said the answers related only to whether Trump colluded with Russia during his presidential campaign. He said then that the legal team was still unwilling to answer any questions concerning obstruction of justice by the president.

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