Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicated interest in questioning President Donald Trump about his dismissals of former FBI Director James Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
The sources cautioned against presuming the President would sit down with Mueller in the next few weeks, saying there is much to be negotiated still.
One source said the form of the interview is still in preliminary discussion. Trump’s attorneys would like the President’s answers to come in written form only, but recognize it could end up being more of a combination of written and in-person interviews, or even solely an interview
The Washington Post, citing two people familiar with Mueller’s plans, said the special counsel is seeking to ask Trump about the decisions that led to ousting Flynn as national security adviser in February and Comey as FBI director in May.
Robert Mueller is reportedly seeking to question Donald Trump about whether the President was responsible for the possible obstruction of justice.
In the latest of a flurry of developments relating to the federal probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, it was reported that Mr Mueller would like to talk to the President in the coming weeks.
In particular, he wants to talk to him about the 2017 February firing of Mr Flynn and his ousting of Mr Comey in May 2017. It was the firing of Mr Comey, that led to the appointment of Mr Mueller, himself a former FBI Director, to head an independent federal investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.