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Trump Lawyers Seek Mueller Deal

The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the president would sit down face-to-face with Mueller if it would end the Russia probe.

By NTK Staff | 03.09.2018 @4:36pm
Trump Lawyers Seek Mueller Deal

The Wall Street Journal reported a bombshell story Friday that President Trump’s lawyers are trying to craft a deal that would see the president sit down face-to-face with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in exchange for a swift end to the Russia investigation.

The report from Rebecca Ballhaus and Peter Nicholas indicates that the president’s lawyers would trade an interview with Mueller’s team for a 60-day deadline for the special counsel to wrap up the probe:

The president’s legal team is considering telling Mr. Mueller that Mr. Trump would agree to a sit-down interview based on multiple considerations, including that the special counsel commit to a date for concluding at least the Trump-related portion of the investigation. One idea is to suggest a deadline of 60 days from the date of the interview, the person said.

Another consideration for the legal team is reaching an agreement with Mr. Mueller on the scope of his questioning of the president, which they expect to focus largely on his decision to fire former national security adviser Mike Flynn and former FBI director James Comey, according to people familiar with the matter.

The firing of Comey in May birthed Mueller’s probe, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has overseen the enduring investigation The continuing probe has been a thorn in Trump’s side.

The president’s lawyers, to this point, have resisted a face-to-face meeting with Mueller, worrying that Trump could not avoid committing perjury during the talk.

But growing indictments of former Trump aides has kept the investigation alive and focused on the president’s 2016 campaign. Trump has expressed eagerness to end the probe, and he might jump at an opportunity to put a deadline on the mission.

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