It is reported that among the issues discussed – venue, duration and format of the interview
Began preliminary discussion on the possible interrogation of the President of the United States Donald trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the elections, which is headed by spectracolor Robert Mueller said on Monday the NBC.
According to the channel, citing three close to the situation source, trump’s lawyers met with representatives of the team of Muller at the end of December to discuss the organizational issues associated with this conversation.
It is reported that among the issues discussed was the venue and the duration of the interview, as well as legal standards and selecting its format, including written responses instead of formal meetings.
Mueller on behalf of the Ministry of justice is investigating alleged Russian interference in the presidential election of 2016 and a possible collusion between Moscow and approximate trump. American intelligence has concluded that Russia interfered in the election in an attempt to help win trump. Russia itself denies any involvement, but trump insists that collusion with Moscow was not.
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal on Monday told MSNBC News that Mueller is likely to try to achieve a personal conversation with the President.
“According to my projections, he will hold a conversation with the President face to face,” said Blumenthal, a part of the Senate judiciary Committee, which is conducting its own investigation of the Russian intervention.
Currently, the investigation of Muller’s two close trump’s former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn and a member of the election headquarters of George Papadopoulos – pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
As part of the investigation were indicted and the former campaign Manager Manafort the Floor and his partner, Richard gates, however, they pleaded not guilty. Manafort last week filed a lawsuit against the team of Mueller, saying that the investigation is beyond the scope of authority.
Trump’s lawyer, Ty Cobb said that the White house would not comment on negotiations with the office of the special Prosecutor, however, stressed that the administration will continue to work with him to ensure the speedy completion of the proceedings.
Other lawyers of the President, including John Dowd and J. Sekulow, has not yet responded to a request for comment. The representative office of spectracolor Peter Carr declined to comment.
Trump has repeatedly stressed that in respect of him personally, the investigation is not conducted.
On Saturday, responding to a question about how would he converse with the team of Muller, trump said he was ready to do it. However, he also spoke in defense of his team: “No conspiracy was not. There was no crime, ‘ he said, speaking to reporters at the presidential retreat, camp David in Maryland. In theory, everyone is telling me is that for me the investigation is not conducted.”
“We are very open,’ said trump. We could be closed, and then it would have taken years. But when you did nothing wrong, it is better to be open and be done with it”.