The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has requested to question President Trump for his investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion.
Here’s what the report said:
The report said that Mueller wants to question the president about his decision to fire James Comey from his position as FBI Director, and also the circumstances surrounding former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s exit from the White House.
The president’s lawyers are negotiating with the Mueller team about the conditions of his interview with the special counsel, according to the report, and proposed that some of the answers be provided in written form.
The Justice Department confirmed Tuesday another report that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for several hours by Mueller’s team. This would mark the first time the investigation has interviewed a member of Trump’s cabinet.
A separate report from Axios claimed that Trump was demanding that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe be fired, but his own appointed FBI Director objected so much that he threatened to resign over the matter.
Do Americans care about this?
A CNN poll says that the majority of Americans say Trump should testify under oath if asked by Mueller to do so. According to the poll, 78 percent of Americans says Trump should testify if asked, and only 18 percent said he should not.
Here’s a video about the development on CNN:
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