President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is continuing to stall on giving special counsel Robert Mueller’s team any clear answers on whether the President will sit for questioning in Mueller’s Russia probe, according to the Washington Post.
Giuliani told the Post on Monday that he is writing a letter to send to Mueller that will express a “real reluctance” to answering questions about obstruction.
“The president still hasn’t made a decision, and we’re not going to make a final decision just yet,” he told the Post, saying he hopes to send the letter to Mueller on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Last week, Mueller’s team offered to let Trump answer questions about obstruction in writing, but said they’d be interested in asking Trump follow up questions about the written answers in person.
The two sides have been stuck in a standoff since March, when Mueller’s team suggested it could subpoena Trump for an interview. Trump has been enthusiastic about the prospect of a sit-down with Mueller, regularly claiming he can prove there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia to meddle in the 2016 election.
Trump’s also reportedly set on doing the interview with Mueller because he’s convinced he can persuade investigators of his own theory: That their own probe is a “witch hunt.”