Former Trump campaign aide and long-time Buffalo political consultant Michael Caputo spent a second day answering questions in Washington Wednesday over the Russian Federation investigation.
The questions also show Mueller wants to find out what Trump knew about links between members of his presidential campaign and Russia, including a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer offering damaging information on election rival Hillary Clinton, the Times said.
However Mr. Mueller's team reportedly responded by suggesting they would issue a subpoena if Mr. Trump declined.
Caputo and other Trump associates have hired attorneys to deal with the various Russian Federation investigations in Congress and by special counsel Mueller, often at a high price tag.
"The Senate and the House are net fishing", he added of the congressional investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign.
Mueller, multiple experts indicated, is potentially waiting until the tail end of his probe before calling her for an interview and asking her for documents, out of fear of angering the president or furthering cries of a "witch hunt". The president's legal team has not committed to an interview with Mueller, who has dozens of questions on a broad array of topics he'd like to ask Trump.
The special counsel's office has been negotiating the terms of any sit-down with Trump and his legal team amid the president's own public assertions that he was "looking forward" to the interview.Читайте также: United Kingdom government disappointed by Lords votes on Brexit laws, vows robust action
The last president to be issued a subpoena while in office was Bill Clinton as part of the Monica Lewinsky investigation in 1998.
The questions are a reminder of just how aberrant this White House has been. The questions reflected what the defense lawyers anticipated Trump would be asked, rather than verbatim queries that Mueller's team provided, the person said.
The President and his lawyers could threaten to litigate the question of whether a grand jury subpoena against him could be enforced, Mr Sandick said.
That list, first reported by the New York Times on Monday, includes questions on Trump's ties to Russian Federation and others to determine whether the president may have unlawfully tried to obstruct the investigation.
Trump's lawyers are careful to say that the President hasn't shut the door to a possible agreement for an interview.
Mueller has brought several charges against Manafort already, including money laundering and bank fraud. His lead personal lawyer, John Dowd, left in March. Trump denies making such requests.
The questions also involve key moments from the early months of the Trump administration, including his reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation and Trump's firing of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Another asks if there were any efforts to reach out to Flynn "about seeking immunity or possible pardon". Flynn is now cooperating with Mueller.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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