Special counsel team responds to Trump lawyers on potential interview: Sources

Sources close to the White House tell ABC News that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office responded to President Donald Trump’s legal team late last week regarding a potential interview with the president.

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Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 13, 2012.

Sources describe a lengthy response from Mueller with a strong emphasis on requesting written answers as it relates to the original mandate of the investigation – Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

The letter does not mention obstruction — but sources said they believe that will likely be part of negotiations with Mueller’s team.

The letter does not take a potential in-person interview with the president off the table, sources say.

Reached by ABC News, the Trump legal team declined to comment.

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