President Trump slams leaked questions in Russian Federation probe

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Prosecutors for Mueller made clear to Trump's lawyers before Dowd left the legal team that the special counsel would consider a subpoena compelling the president to testify before a grand jury if he refuses to participate in a voluntary interview, Dowd told Bloomberg News.

In January, President Trump told reporters he was interested in talking with Mueller under oath, but behind the scenes, the president's lawyers have been carefully negotiating the terms of those possible talks, reports CBS News' Jeff Pegues.

"Due to the status of the special counsel's investigation, the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time", Mueller's prosecutors and Flynn's lawyers said in court on Tuesday.

"You are screwing with the work of the president of the United States", Mr Dowd said he told the investigators, who are probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

The Washington Post first reported that Mueller's team raised the possibility of a subpoena for Trump.

"There is no question that these leaks did not come from Mueller's team but did come from Trump's team", ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams said on Good Morning America.

The president's former lawyer, John Dowd, has also said that Mueller mentioned the possibility of forcing Trump to face questions.

"When did you become aware of the Trump Tower meeting?" one question asks.

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Trump falsely asserted that there are no questions about "Collusion".

Trump, who has told reporters on numerous occasions that he is willing to sit down for an interview with Mueller, pushed back on the premise that the questions signal that Mueller is examining in part whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice by firing Comey, who was leading the Russian Federation inquiry before his dismissal last May. "So I'd like to submit some additional questions for Mueller to ask the president". Some touch on Russian meddling in the USA election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated in any way with the Kremlin.

President Trump on Tuesday said it was & ldquo; rdquo disgraceful &; this questions the counselor want to inquire were disclosed, and he incorrectly noticed that there were no questions regarding collusion.

There were questions related to Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser.

The New York Times late Monday published the almost four dozen questions to Trump's lawyers. But the questions suggest investigators want to focus on collusion and obstruction of justice.

And that may be the motivation behind the Trump World leak, to show that Mueller isn't sitting on some secret bombshell.

The entire narrative of Russian "meddling" in the election and Russian-inspired "fake news" is a politically motivated concoction for which no serious factual substantiation has ever been presented. Another asks if there were any efforts to reach out to Flynn "about seeking immunity or possible pardon". Mueller then said Trump could be subpoenaed.

While none of the questions is accusatory, they could carry the risk of Trump's being trapped in a lie if any of the former staff already indicted by Mueller have provided evidence to the contrary.