Mueller did not rule out interviewing the president as part of his wide-ranging inquiry.
Trump's willingness to sit down with Mueller has always been a subject of contention. In the latest back-and-forth between prosecutors and Trump's lawyers, the special counsel's office is reportedly willing to allow Trump to testify in writing about Russian Federation - but wants a live interview about his firing of Comey. "What are we dealing with this idiot for?'"
A spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment.
Mueller to accept written answers from Trump in Russia inquiry, report says
The president made the weird claims during a wide-ranging interview with the conservative Daily Caller website, whose correspondent asked Trump whether Mueller was interfering in the midterm elections by not ending his Russian Federation probe by an artificial September 1 deadline.
Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal attorney, has repeatedly said that Trump speaking with Mueller would mean stepping into a "perjury trap". But others saw it as just another volley in a 10-month-long legal tussle. A White House spokeswoman did not return a request for comment. The team has argued that the executive has broad powers he is allowed to exercise without fear of prosecution and without risk of being subject to a grand jury investigation.
The president's team has also reportedly been wary of sending Trump into an interview with Mueller.More news: Russia confirms strikes on 'terrorist' targets in Syria's Idlib
Lindsey Graham reacts to the Mueller report, Kavanaugh proceedings and McCain's successor. The letter did not address questioning over whether Trump obstructed justice in an attempt to thwart the investigation.
Further, the attorneys for now are not committing to an in-person interview with Trump, barring some significant concession from Mueller. After weeks of back-and-forth, Mueller warned Trump's legal team in a tense March meeting that he could subpoena Trump if he refused to grant an interview voluntarily.
'So that's four things, that's four, then you have the conflicts of the people - you know I call them the 17 angry Democrats, I guess they're being lowered down now, ' Trump said, referencing staff that transferred out of Mueller's office.More news: Scantily-Clad Pole Dancers 'Welcome' Kindergarten Students In China
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