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Trump Legal Team Preparing Answers To Questions From Mueller


Members of President Donald Trump's legal team are preparing answers to written questions submitted by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to multiple media reports.

The questions provided by Mueller reportedly focus on allegations of collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government.

A report from CNN on Thursday was the first to reveal that Mueller had delivered the written questions to Trump's lawyers.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, CNN said Trump's lawyers are preparing written responses, in part relying on documents previously provided to the special counsel.

The latest reports come following several months of back-and-forth between Mueller's office and Trump's legal team.

The inquiries submitted by Mueller are seen as a first round of questioning that could lead to follow-up questions depending on the answers.

Reports said the questions from Mueller do not address the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump has previously indicated willingness to sit for an in-person interview with Mueller, although the president's lawyers are reportedly concerned he could unintentionally leave himself open to perjury charges.

The president has repeatedly denied any collusion between his campaign and Russia and frequently refers to Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt."

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