Trump Responds To Leaked Mueller Questions By Claiming ‘No Collusion’

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On Monday, the New York Times obtained a list of questions that Mueller wants to ask Trump in a sit-down interview as part of the Russia investigation.

President Donald Trump claims that the list a leaked questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask him will include nothing about collusion, but he’s very wrong.

Trump has previously stated that he wants to answer Mueller’s questions, even under oath, but that remains to be seen as his lawyers continue to oppose such a meeting. Trump even recently brought former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani to his legal team to try and speed up the probe to a conclusion.

On Tuesday morning, Trump took to Twitter and claimed the none of the questions have to do with collusion and even questioned if he can obstruct justice if no crime was committed.

The questions, however, make it clear that Mueller is definitely seeking to determine if the collision occurred.

One question asks:

“When did you become aware of the Trump Tower meeting?”

And it’s obvious that Mueller wants to know if Trump knew of the meeting his son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort took with Kremlin-linked Russians to get “dirt” on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in June 2016, a meeting that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has characterized as “treasonous.”

Another question refers to Trump Jr’s release of his emails showing his communication with Russians in his seeking of damaging information on Clinton from the Russia government.

Also, it tried to uncover whether Trump and his team covered for his son by drafting a misleading letter about the meeting.

It asks:

“What involvement did you have in the communication strategy, including the release of Donald Trump Jr.’s emails?”

Those two questions alone make it clear that Mueller wants answers to determine if Trump committed collusion and obstruction of justice.

Also, even if Trump is innocent, it’s still a crime to interfere with a federal investigation. That’s where obstruction of justice comes in if Mueller determines Trump interfered in any way.

In fact, Trump’s team could have committed obstruction if it’s determined that they were the ones who leaked the questions. Thus far, Mueller has run a tight ship, so it’s unlikely that his team leaked the questions.

The Washington Post reports that despite the NYT report that the questions were leaked by “a person outside Mr. Trump’s legal team.”

It states:

This doesn’t preclude it being someone close to Trump who is not on that team or that his team may have arranged the leak via someone else.

Indeed, NBC News national security analyst Jeremy Bash speculated that Trump’s former attorney John Dowd may have leaked the questions to warn Trump against being interviewed by Mueller.

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