President Donald Trump has submitted answers to special counsel Robert Mueller’s written questions about the President’s knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
”What I can tell you is they’re complete and detailed,” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Post. “But there’s nothing there I haven’t read in a newspaper.”
Giuliani said in a separate statement published by NBC News: “It has been our position from the outset that much of what has been asked raised serious constitutional issues and was beyond the scope of a legitimate inquiry. This remains our position today. The President has nonetheless provided unprecedented cooperation. The Special Counsel has been provided with more than 30 witnesses, 1.4 million pages of material, and now the President’s written responses to questions. It is time to bring this inquiry to a conclusion.”
The questions did not address potential obstruction by the President in the course of Mueller’s probe nor other matters. For months, Mueller’s team has requested, unsuccessfully, an opportunity to question the President in person.
Trump told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace in a recent interview that the written questions were “very simple,” but changed course on his previous openness to sit for an in-person interview with Mueller or his investigators.
“We’ve wasted enough time on this witch hunt and the answer is probably, we’re finished,” the President said.