It’s being reported now that Trump and his team of lawyers are preparing to answer questions from Mueller’s team regarding the Russia probe:
CNN – President Donald Trump’s legal team is preparing answers to written questions provided by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The move represents a major development after months of negotiations and signals that the Mueller investigation could be entering a final phase with regard to the President.
The questions are focused on matters related to the investigation of possible collusion between Trump associates and Russians seeking to meddle in the 2016 election, the sources said. Trump’s lawyers are preparing written responses, in part relying on documents previously provided to the special counsel, the sources said.
“We are in continuing discussions with the special counsel and we do not comment on those discussions,” said Trump attorney Jay Sekulow.
If this is true, it could be good news on a couple of fronts. First, it could mean a final end to the Mueller probe. Secondly, it could also mean that Trump has negotiated an agreement where he won’t be answering questions in an interview setting with Mueller.
If Mueller really wants to damage Trump before the 2018 elections, then he’s under a time constraint. But I suspect time isn’t a luxury Trump has either becausae he’s ready for this to be done and over. And Trump has the added comfort of knowing that Mueller hasn’t found anything on him.
So I suspect we might actually see some movment on this in the next few weeks.