Mueller Refuses To Allow President Trump To Answer Questions In Writing

Special Counsel Robert Mueller says President Trump can’t respond to his questions in writing.

President Trump has not yet decided whether he will speak to Mueller.

Last week, a federal judge in Virginia questioned whether Mueller is going too far in his investigation, possibly overstepping his authority by going after crimes unrelated to Russia in the 2016 election.

According to CBS News:

“Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is now on President Trump’s legal team, told CBS News correspondent Paula Reid Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has rejected proposals to allow Mr. Trump to answer questions from investigators in writing.

The president’s legal team has signaled that this would be their preferred format for a possible interview, since it helps protect Mr. Trump from the possibility of lying or misleading investigators, which is a criminal offense.

Giuliani told CBS News it will take up to three weeks for him to get fully up to speed on the facts of the investigation and be prepared to engage in formal negotiations with the special counsel about the terms of a possible interview with Mr. Trump.”