Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Here are the questions for Trump leaked from Mueller's investigation

Here are the questions for Trump leaked from Mueller's investigation

Robert Mueller's special counsel team has shared more than 40 questions they hope to ask President Trump about their investigation. Mueller's team reportedly wants to ask the president what he knew about his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, reaching out to Russian Federation for potential assistance in the 2016 presidential race.

Mueller even plans on grilling Trump on specific tweets.

In one question obtained by The Times, Mr Mueller asks what Mr Trump knew about campaign staff - including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort - reaching out to Moscow. Remember, collusion is not a crime. Eighteen questions focus on James Comey, who Trump fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on May 9, 2017.

Another question on the list deals with Trump's visit to Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. Another question asks what the president may have known about a possible attempt by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to set up a back channel with Russian Federation before Trump's inauguration.

"After the resignations, what efforts were made to reach out to Mr. Flynn about seeking immunity or possible pardon", another question reads.

So far, four people, including Flynn, have pleaded guilty to lying to investigators in the Russian Federation inquiry.

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The questions Mueller wants to ask Trump span almost every thread of the special counsel's investigation, including actions Trump took that may expose him to obstruction of justice allegations, among other things.

Trump fired Flynn in February 2017 after he lied to Vice President Pence about his sanction talks with the Russian government.

The following day, according to memos written by Comey, Trump cleared the Oval Office of other officials and encouraged Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn.

"In any interview with a subject, I would want to make sure I had unlimited time", Comey said, when asked his opinion during a packed event at George Washington University sponsored by a local bookstore.

Trump's legal team is reportedly undecided about whether he should sit for an interview with Mueller. The lawyers want to resolve the investigation as quickly as possible, but there's no agreement on how to do that. His lawyers have been negotiating terms of an interview out of concern that their client - whose exaggerations, half-truths and outright falsehoods are well documented - could provide false statements or easily become distracted.

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