Trump Talked to Witnesses About Their Interviews With Mueller

'Man of mystery' cooperates with Mueller in Russia probe

When asked about a New York Times report that Trump has spoken with former chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House counsel Don McGahn about special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, a White House official said: "It's pretty clear that Kelly admonishes him constantly and he's not the only one".

Trump also asked his former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, how his interview with the special counsel investigators had gone and whether they had been 'nice'.

Lawyers representing President Donald Trump are seeking a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller to end his investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation and obstruction of justice for the firing of ex-FBI director James Comey.

Flynn, who was dismissed amid concerns about his disclosures on Russian Federation to Vice President Mike Pence, pleaded guilty in December to lying to Mueller's investigators about his contacts.

"That episode alone is not witness tampering unless Mueller could prove that it was done to influence McGahn's testimony or statement to Mueller", Mariotti added.

Trump's team expects the questions to mainly focus on the firings of former FBI Director James Comey and former national security advisor Michael Flynn, the Journal said. The Times based the story on three people familiar with the interactions.

Derrick Rose signs with Minnesota Timberwolves
I think he's seen a lot of different things, he's familiar with what we're doing, he's played with some of the guys we have. I just want to have the opportunity to show I can still play'. "We just thought he could help the team", Thibodeau said.

The Wall Street Journal first reported on the prospect Friday but it appears Trump's attorneys have yet to reach a full consensus on the potential offer.

McGahn subsequently called then-Deputy Acting Attorney General Dana Boente and asked him to convince Comey to exonerate Trump, but the request fell on deaf ears, according to The Washington Post.

The two conversations, while not explicitly illegal, were incredibly unwise and have caused Mueller to begin questioning witnesses about their interactions with the president regarding the investigation itself.

Trump's attorneys don't want their client to be interviewed by the special counsel's team on a fishing expedition, according to one source with knowledge. Lawyers for the president have not responded to ABC News.

It can seem numbing, this day-by-day, drip-by-drip Novocaine of news about the details of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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