REPORT: President Trump’s Legal Team Negotiating Deal With Mueller To End Russia Probe
President Trump’s lawyers are in the process of negotiating with special counsel Robert Mueller to bring the Russia probe to an end, reports Rebecca Ballhaus and Peter Nicholas of the Wall Street Journal.
President Donald Trump’s lawyers are seeking to negotiate a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that uses an interview with the president as leverage to spur a conclusion to the Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
The president’s legal team is considering telling Mr. Mueller that Mr. Trump would agree to a sit-down interview based on multiple considerations, including that the special counsel commit to a date for concluding at least the Trump-related portion of the investigation. One idea is to suggest a deadline of 60 days from the date of the interview, the person said.
Another consideration for the legal team is reaching an agreement with Mr. Mueller on the scope of his questioning of the president, which they expect to focus largely on his decision to fire former national security adviser Mike Flynn and former FBI director James Comey, according to people familiar with the matter.
As calls for Mueller to wrap up his probe grow louder due to a lack of evidence, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) recently admitted that zero proof of collusion has been found.
Schiff has been a key figure in the Trump/Russia witch hunt since day one, writes John S. Roberts at Right Observer.
While on “The View,” Schiff admitted what everyone has known for quite a while – there is no evidence of collusion.
Yet, it’s difficult to imagine the probe will come to an end anytime soon.
CNN reported Wednesday that investigators are attempting to determine whether former Blackwater chief Erik Prince misled the House Intelligence Committee about a meeting he had in Seychelles in January of 2017.
Prince is accused of using the meeting as an opportunity to establish a secret back channel with Russia.