The questions also show Mueller wants to know if Trump offered a pardon to his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, who has already been charged with lying to investigators and is believed to be cooperating with the investigation. But there is no indication Trump is now an official suspect of the year-old probe, or that Mueller has found evidence Trump colluded with the Russians, which Trump on Tuesday again denied, as he has done repeatedly. [caption id="attachment_262442" align="alignright" width="372"] These two file photos show US President Donald Trump, top, meeting with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC; and then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller, bottom, testifying before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Oversight June 19, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC AFP[/caption]
So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were “leaked” to the media. No questions on Collusion. Oh, I see...you have a made up, phony crime, Collusion, that never existed, and an investigation begun with illegally leaked classified information. Nice!May 1, 2018
But they appear to have been divided on how and how much Trump should cooperate. Two weeks ago, Trump recruited to his legal team former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who said he would try to reach a deal with Mueller on how the president would cooperate with the probe. Most of the questions reported by the Times ask what Trump knew of certain events, like the June 2016 meeting with the Russian lawyer, or what was he was thinking when he did or said something, like firing former FBI director James Comey. "When did you become aware of the Trump Tower meeting?" one question asks. "What efforts were made to reach out to Mr Flynn about seeking immunity or possible pardon?" goes another. Mueller also wants to know if Trump discussed with any campaign staff arranging a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. While none of the questions is accusatory, they could carry the risk of Trump's being trapped in a lie if any of the former staff already indicted by Mueller have provided evidence to the contrary.
It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened! Witch Hunt!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2018