US special counsel Robert S. Mueller is seeking an interview with President Donald Trump, under investigation over possible collusion with Russia, within the next several weeks, sources say.
“This is moving faster than anyone really realizes,” said one of the two people familiar with the talks, The Washington Post reported Monday.
In December 2016, Mueller brought up the issue of interviewing the president during a meeting with his lawyers, John Dowd and Jay Sekulow.
The president’s legal team is allegedly attempting to prevent a face-to-face questioning of Trump and is instead focusing on a possible written response.
“No lawyer just volunteers their client without thinking this through,” said one of the people familiar with the talks.
The White House lawyer overseeing the administration’s response to the so-called Russia probe said in a statement that correspondence with the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) does not need to…