Trump says he answered Mueller questions ’very easily’

Nov 19, 2018, 02:02
Trump says he answered Mueller questions ’very easily’

Over three days this week, President Donald Trump met with his legal team to discuss his written responses to special counsel Robert Mueller's questions, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

The President is meeting with his legal team again Friday to go over the questions as they wrap up the process, according to the source. "I answered the questions very easily", Trump told reporters at the White House.

President Donald Trump said Friday that he had answered a list of questions for special counsel Robert Mueller but had not submitted it yet.

"It led me to believe the walls are closing in and they have been notified by counsel of some actions about to happen", this person said.

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Trump stressed that he has been "busy" and that it has taken some time to complete the answers, but he also expressed his concern about Mueller's goal in obtaining them. He called the Mueller probe "illegal" and said, without evidence, that Mueller's team was "screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want".

"The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess", Mr Trump tweeted on Thursday. "I'm sure they're tricked up because, you know, they like to catch people". "You have to be careful answering questions with people that probably have bad intentions, but no".

Trump said nothing in particular caused him to fire off a number of tweets earlier this week criticizing Mueller's team and its Russian Federation election meddling probe.

He also claimed he's "not agitated" about the Russian Federation probe, despite his Twitter outburst about the "witch hunt" on Thursday.

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That Trump's tweetstorm and Daily Caller interview came after this series of developments in the Russian Federation investigation could indicate the president is growing increasingly anxious about what Mueller has. But it's, as far as I'm concerned, I like to take everything personally because you do better that way.

Trump, while signing a bill that would restructure portions of the Department of Homeland Security, also seemed to argue that the special counsel was interested in a perjury trap.

Several former Trump campaign officials, including Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos, have pleaded guilty to providing false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after their interviews with investigators.

The year-and-a-half long probe has secured convictions for multiple Trump administration aides, including former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump's long-time personal attorney Michael Cohen. But Trump's written answers and speculation about forthcoming indictments for several of his associates-including Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi-shows the investigation is continuing apace. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has opposed any such legislation.

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