Trump has provided written answers to Mueller’s questions, but will not answer any more.
Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani says that the president will not answer any further questions from FBI special counsel Robert Mueller, and in particular, he won’t answer any questions about obstruction of justice, in an exclusive interview with Axios.
Since the beginning, Trump has been widely critical of the Mueller probe and has even been accused of trying to obstruct it via various staff moves. Similarly, his legal team, of which Giuliani is a part, has also attempted to stall the probe and has publicly questioned such matters as whether or not a sitting president can be subpoenaed or indicted – questions whose answers remain an unanswered legal conundrum.
In what could be seen as a compromise, Mueller instead sent Trump a list of questions, which Trump answered. None of those questions were about obstruction of justice, and had there been any, says Giuliani, Trump wouldn’t have answered them. Nor will he in the future.
“I can’t tell you [Mueller] has given up on obstruction… [Any] question he has on obstruction,… [the] president has given [the answers] in interviews, tweets. Other witnesses have given it to him.”