Donald Trump takes lead in answering Robert Mueller’s questions: ‘My lawyers aren’t working on it’
President Trump said Friday that he had finished writing answers form the Russia probe but had not yet submitted them to special counsel Robert Mueller.
“The questions were answered by me,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House, stressing that his lawyers don’t help him with the answers.
“I haven’t submitted them yet. As you know, I’ve been a bit busy,” he added.
Mr. Trump insisted he was “not agitated” by the probe into alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia, despite a storm of tweets Thursday slamming Mr. Mueller and calling the probe “a hoax.”
Mr. Mueller’s investigators presented at least two dozen questions about events that took place prior to the 2016 election, according to a Washington Post report Thursday.
The questions, which focus on the collusion allegation and not issues of obstruction of justice, were the product of grueling negotiations on whether Mr. Trump would testimony.
The investigation is believed to be approaching a conclusion.
The president has always maintained that there was no collusion and the investigation is a “witch hunt.”
He said that his lawyers are mere spectators in the process.
“My lawyers aren’t working on it. I’m working on it. My lawyers don’t write the answers,” he said. “They like to catch up gee is the weather sunny or is it raining.”