Trump's intel chief still doesn't 'fully understand' what happened in Putin meeting

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Earlier this summer, Trump's legal team sought to set specific conditions on an interview and make central topics off limits - conditions they believed would be dealbreakers for the special counsel. Last week, the president's lawyers submitted a counteroffer to Mueller with specific conditions for an interview with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Robert Mueller, who is investigating the Russian interference in the 2016 us presidential election, wants to interrogate the singer, Interfax pens.

"This is a awful situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further", Trump tweeted at 9:24 a.m. during his "executive time" in the White House residence. Trump, who has offered multiple reasons via Twitter for choosing to fire Comey, told NBC News a year ago that Mueller's Russian Federation investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Moscow drove his decision to oust Comey. And White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters, "The president has allowed this process to play out but he thinks it's time for it to come to an end". "The President has expressed the same opinion".

In other tweets yestersday, Trump called the Mueller investigation a "TOTAL HOAX" and reiterated his view that several Justice Department officials involved - including former FBI director James Comey, whom Trump fired - are biased against him. Trump took to Twitter to demand that Sessions stop the probe "right now."

The President's lawyers had previously offered the special counsel written answers to obstruction questions and limiting the interview to matters before his presidential inauguration, which are largely confined to collusion.

Trump's legal team is said to be preparing a response to send to Mueller within the next three days, per the Times.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani rejected the idea that Trump's tweets could be used against him in an obstruction-of-justice case.




The latest proposal by the special counsel comes as Trump has stepped up his attacks on his investigation and Mueller personally. Trump later told CBS that he holds Putin personally responsible for Moscow's attempts to interfere in the 2016 United States election.

Some aspects of collusion could very well emerge during the trial of Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, who faces 18 charges of violations of tax and banking laws, although these activities occurred before he began working with Trump's campaign.

Trump's protestations aside, Manafort worked on the campaign during a critical six-month period in 2016, during which he led the effort to ensure Trump won the Republican nomination.

After Democrats claimed the tweet amounted to obstruction of justice, Sanders said the president was not actually giving an order to end the probe. "Congress must protect Mueller".

"Just because @realDonaldTrump obstructs justice in full public view by calling on Sessions to interfere in Mueller investigation doesn't mean it's not obstruction of justice". Mr. Trump has told advisers he is eager to meet with investigators to clear himself of wrongdoing, the people said.

"It's not a secret: I think he'd like to kill the Mueller investigation any way he can, but I hope this country and particularly its representatives will not follow that", she said.

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