'Donald Trump will not answer obstruction questions'

Sep 08, 2018, 08:24 IST | Agencies

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said questions about obstruction of justice were a "no-go."

'Donald Trump will not answer obstruction questions'
US President Donald Trump during a rally in Montana. Pic/AFP

President Donald Trump will not answer federal investigators' questions, in writing or in person, about whether he tried to block the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, one of the president's attorneys told The Associated Press. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said questions about obstruction of justice were a "no-go."

Giuliani's statement was the most definitive rejection yet of special counsel Robert Mueller's efforts to interview the president about any efforts to obstruct the investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Russians.

It signals the Trump's lawyers are committed to protecting the president from answering questions about actions the president took in office. Negotiations about the scope and format of an interview are still ongoing. If the legal team holds its stance, it could force Mueller to try to subpoena the president. Mueller's office has previously sought to interview the president about the obstruction issue, including his firing last year of former FBI Director James Comey.

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