The Biggest Questions for Mueller to Ask Trump

President Trump could sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigators as soon as the next few weeks, though any cooperation from the president is being carefully negotiated. Trump is eager to sit down with Mueller’s team in an effort to clear his name, but his lawyers are understandably more cautious. They would like to set parameters for the discussion and respond to certain questions via written answers.

President Trump could sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigators as soon as the next few weeks, though any cooperation from the president is being carefully negotiated, the Washington Post reports. Trump is eager to sit down with Mueller’s team in an effort to clear his name, but his lawyers are understandably more cautious. They would like to set parameters for the discussion and respond to certain questions via written answers, as President Ronald Reagan did in the Iran-Contra affair.

The Post lists a “few burning questions” for the president: Why did you craft Donald Trump Jr.’s misleading response on the meeting with the Russian lawyer? You told NBC News’s Lester Holt, “When I decided to [fire FBI Director James Comey], I said to myself, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.’” Did you mean that you fired Comey to affect the investigation? And if not, why did you mention Russia while talking about your decision to fire Comey? Have you done anything official to protect yourself from this investigation? Did you tell former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn what to say to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about President Obama’s sanctions? Did you know Flynn had lied to the FBI when you fired him? And did you ask Comey to take it easy on Flynn? Did you ever direct anybody in your campaign to reach out to Russia, or did you hear about anybody doing such a thing?

from https://thecrimereport.org