Mueller Will Likely Grill Trump Within Weeks — WashPost

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The Washington Post, citing a person close to the president, reported on Monday (US time) an interview on some limited portion of questions was possible within the next several weeks.

A number of news outlets, including The Associated Press, have reported that Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to withdraw from the Justice Department's investigation into potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

During a panel discussion on special counsel Robert Mueller's desire to sit down and interview Donald Trump - much to his lawyer's chagrin - an MSNBC analyst suggested Mueller's investigators may attempt to bait the president in order to get him to blurt out something incriminating.

"We are, however, seeing a mosaic being constructed which all point to the President and/or a few around him trying to derail the investigation", Cramer said. Maybe Hillary is, I don't know.

He bemoaned the unrelenting focus on alleged Russian Federation ties, saying the probe is "very, very bad for our country. It's not going to look foolish as long as I'm here".

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Despite his anger over Sessions' withdrawal from the investigation, Trump said he stands by the embattled Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid.

Trump's effort to keep Sessions in charge of an investigation into his campaign offers Mueller yet another avenue to explore as his prosecutors work to untangle potential evidence of obstruction.

Mr Mueller's probe so far has led to two Mr Trump associates, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign aide George Papadopoulos, pleading guilty to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.

"Now, the president doesn't have to talk, but I imagine the president will talk because that's what he does", he added. All three spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid publicly discussing an ongoing investigation.

"So now we go simply beyond his state of mind, his personal beliefs, to taking concrete action to attempt to prevent Sessions from recusing himself".

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Trump and his lawyers have repeatedly maintained that he did nothing improper and that, as president, he had unequivocal authority to fire Comey and to take other actions.

Cobb also expressed his confidence that parts of this investigation related to the president will wrap up soon. Written answers mean the language would likely be provided by Trump's attorneys, rather than Trump himself.

Sessions' recusal left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of the Russian Federation investigation.

The former FBI director's investigation has reached the stage at which an interview with the president himself is imminent.

Four people, including Flynn and Manafort, have been charged so far.

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Sessions' decision to step away prompted Mueller's appointment. Asked by Karl if he would speak to Mueller, Trump said, " "I'd be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you, Jon".

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