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Mueller will reportedly accept written responses from Trump on Russian collusion

Mueller will reportedly accept written responses from Trump on Russian collusion

Trump made the freakish assertion during a wide-ranging Oval Office interview with the conservative website, which released a full transcript of the conversation Wednesday.

The Times cited "two people briefed on" a letter 's office sent to 's lawyers.

But the sources also said the letter's tone and lack of an explicit demand for written responses on obstruction had some Trump allies giddy because they reasoned the scope of a possible interview will now be far more limited than initially expected.

Mueller's investigators and Trump's legal team have engaged in a monthslong back-and-forth about whether Trump will sit down for an interview.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Special Counsel's office, declined to comment.

According to numerous reports, including the latest Bob Woodward book out this week, wants to testify to, thinking he'll clear his name in what he regards as a phony probe. He wrote then: 'Is Robert Mueller ever going to release his conflicts of interest with respect to President Trump, including the fact that we had a very nasty & contentious business relationship, I turned him down to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation (one day before appointment as S.C.) & Comey is his close friend'. Please read our before commenting. Trump has said there was no collusion and has called the Mueller probe a "witch hunt".

Mueller will accept some written answers from Trump to questions in Russia probe: sources

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Mueller made the concession in a letter to Trump's private lawyers.

"This White House has been the most transparent in history when it comes to investigations or inquiries like this", Sekulow said.

Sources describe a lengthy response from Mueller with a strong emphasis on requesting written answers as it relates to the original mandate of the investigation - Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

President Trump is pushing especially hard for Kavanaugh's confirmation, Noah said, suggesting one possible reason: "While he's being investigated, he nominates a guy who thinks presidents shouldn't be investigated".

But they have dangled written answers as a possibility, and Mueller's team appears receptive to it as an interim measure.

Trump: "There were, I mean tremendous conflicts here, you know the conflicts, you've heard the conflicts".