Trump Gives His Answers to Mueller

Written responses have been submitted to special counsel
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 20, 2018 4:08 PM CST
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, to travel to Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they've provided the special counsel's office with written responses to questions on Russian election interference, the AP reports. The answers are an important milestone in Robert Mueller's probe, marking the first time the president is known to have described to investigators his knowledge of key moments under scrutiny by the special counsel's office. Trump told reporters last week that he was answering the questions himself. Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, said in a statement that the answers were provided Tuesday.

It is not clear what other information Mueller's office will seek. This round of questioning was limited to the general topic of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia. But Mueller's team has also wanted to question Trump about whether he committed obstruction of justice. (Trump recently graded himself.)


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