- Special counsel Robert Mueller has taken an interest in some of President Donald Trump’s tweets.
- According to an outline of questions Mueller reportedly wants to ask Trump during a one-on-one interview, Mueller would query Trump on his tweets about the former FBI director James Comey, who he fired in May 2017.
- Mueller sent a list of about 50 questions to Trump’s legal team as part of ongoing negotiations for a sit-down talk with the president as part of the Russia investigation, The New York Times reported on Monday.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has some questions about President Donald Trump’s musings on Twitter, in which Trump has posted strongly worded messages about people directly and indirectly connected to the Russia investigation, The New York Times reported on Monday night.
The newspaper published a list of questions it said represents an outline of what Mueller would ask Trump during a one-on-one interview.
Mueller wants to know what the president had in mind when he tweeted about the former FBI director James Comey, the attorney general Jeff Sessions. and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, according to The Times.
Those tweets include:
- An admonishment from Trump that Comey “better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.” Trump made that remark after it was revealed that Comey recorded memos of his interactions with Trump that had given him pause.
- Trump’s tweets suggesting Comey should be investigated over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
- Trump’s repeated criticism of Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director who was fired in March. After McCabe was dismissed, just days before he was eligible for retirement, Trump declared it “a great day for democracy.”
- His suggestion that Sessions took a “very weak position on Hillary Clinton” and “intel leakers.”
During his first full year in office, Trump’s tweets frequently dominated headlines and provided a window into the overall chaos that roiled the White House.
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