Mueller will accept written responses to the Trump collusion on Russia & # 039;

Signed, stamped, delivered: the offer to accept written answers to questions about whether President Trump or his team colluded with Russia during the 2016 election campaign came in a letter from Special Adviser Mueller last week

US Special Adviser Robert Mueller will accept written responses from President Donald Trump about whether his campaign conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 elections, a source said.

Mueller's offer to accept Trump's written responses to questions about possible collusion was contained in a letter Trump's lawyers received on Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter.

However, the letter indicated that Mueller's team may need additional information, leaving open the possibility of a face-to-face interview with Trump regarding issues of obstruction of justice.

It comes as a new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward reveals that a simulated interview conducted by his legal team saw Trump answer questions about Russia's collusion with "contradictions and lies."

Signed, stamped, delivered: the offer to accept written answers to questions about whether President Trump or his team colluded with Russia during the 2016 election campaign came in a letter from Special Adviser Mueller last week

Signed, stamped, delivered: the offer to accept written answers to questions about whether President Trump or his team colluded with Russia during the 2016 election campaign came in a letter from Special Adviser Mueller last week

In his new book "Fear," Woodward states that Trump's then lawyer, John Down, was so convinced that Trump would commit perjury, that he organized a practice interview by posing as Mueller to prove it.

After being splashed & # 39; with questions to which he supposedly could not give satisfactory answers, Trump lost the calm & # 39; and called the investigation "a damn joke," according to the Washington Post.

Mueller's letter, which was not reported to have been answered by Trump's legal team, was first reported by the New York Times this week.

Trump's legal team and Mueller's researchers have been negotiating for months on whether Trump will be formally interviewed in the investigation.

After receiving the written responses, Mueller's investigators decided on a next step, which could include an interview with Trump, the person said.

After receiving written responses, Mueller's investigators would decide a next step, which could include an interview with Trump.

After receiving written responses, Mueller's investigators would decide a next step, which could include an interview with Trump.

After receiving written responses, Mueller's investigators would decide a next step, which could include an interview with Trump.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential race, seeking to tilt the vote in favor of Trump.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential race, seeking to tilt the vote in favor of Trump.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential race, seeking to tilt the vote in favor of Trump.

Another area of ‚Äč‚Äčinterest for Mueller's office is whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation, but it was not clear how possible questions could be handled on that topic.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential race, seeking to tilt the vote in favor of Trump.

Russia denied interfering in the elections. Trump has said there was no collusion and called the Mueller probe a "witch hunt."

Mueller's office has also been trying to determine the president's mood during several episodes as president, including the dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey and his public attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions for withdrawing from the Russian investigation.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special lawyer's office, declined to comment on Tuesday.

Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's lawyers, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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