Trump says he answered written questions in Mueller probe

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Trump stressed Friday that he answered the questions personally, not his lawyers.

However, many have characterized Trump's submission of written answers as a major step in Mueller's investigation into possibles ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

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

Mueller has signaled a willingness to accept written answers on matters related to collusion with Russian Federation.

Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer, told The Washington Post on Thursday that the legal team was still deciding whether some of Mueller's questions it agreed to answer in September would cause legal problems for the president.

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. Trump also told reporters Saturday that a sit-down interview with investigators hadn't been discussed.

PHOTO: President Donald Trump talks to reporters as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, right, looks on at a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House, Nov. 16, 2018.

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.

"I'm not agitated", he said Friday.

Critics fear Whitaker will interfere with the investigation and provide the White House inside information on its activities to help protect the president, who if accused by Mueller of obstruction could face impeachment.

"The witch hunt, as I call it, should never have taken place".

These included sections relating to both former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former FBI Director James Comey, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and questions about possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

In April, the New York Times reported that it had obtained a list of four dozen questions that Mueller planned to ask Trump.

"I write the answers". It was rainy and he therefore told a lie and perjured himself.' Okay, so you have to be careful with people who probably have bad intentions.

Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting. "They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts". "They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want". The investigators do not care "how many lives they can ruin", he wrote.