Trump submits written answers to Mueller
President Trump has submitted his written answers to certain questions related to the Russia investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, the president’s legal team announced Tuesday.
Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow said the answers were submitted on Tuesday and cover “issues regarding the Russia-related topics of the inquiry.”
The submission caps off months of high-stakes wrangling between Mueller’s team and the president’s lawyers about what answers Trump would provide for investigators.
Trump’s attorneys have long maintained they would only answer questions pertaining to allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, and not inquiries about whether Trump obstructed the federal investigation into the interference.
Rudy Giuliani, another Trump lawyer, has repeatedly expressed fear that the president could walk into a perjury trap if he answers Mueller’s questions about the firing of James Comey as FBI director and what he told the ex-lawman about the bureau’s investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“It has been our position from the outset that much of what has been asked raised serious constitutional issues and was beyond the scope of a legitimate inquiry,” Giuliani said. “This remains our position today.”
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