Trump’s Team Refuses Mueller Interview Over Obstruction Questions: Report
Donald Trump’s legal team announced on Wednesday that they have rejected a request by special counsel Robert Mueller to interview the president, according to a new report.
“We have responded in writing to the latest proposal from the Office of Special Counsel regarding its request to interview the president,” Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said in the statement. “It is not appropriate at this time to comment publicly about the content of that response.”
“It’s time for the Office of the Special Counsel to conclude its inquiry without further delay,” Giuliani added.
JUST IN – in new statement from Giuliani and Sekulow – they confirm response submitted to Mueller on Trump interview. “It’s time for the Office of the Special Counsel to conclude its inquiry without further delay,” Giuliani says pic.twitter.com/xwZe569nEO
— John Santucci (@Santucci) August 8, 2018
According to The New York Times, Trump’s legal team rejected Mueller’s interview request and instead offered to participate in an interview if the scope was narrowed, meaning they don’t want the president to be questioned about obstruction.
“Mr. Trump’s lawyers did not reject an interview outright but included the narrower counteroffer, one person familiar with the response said,” the Times reported. “However, the person said that Mr. Trump’s lawyers did not want him answering questions about whether he obstructed justice.”