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Trump says he has finished answering Mueller probe questions

17 November 2018

"I'm sure they're tricked-up because, you know, they like to catch people", Trump added, referring to questions that he suggested could be created to result in perjury charges.

There should have never been an investigation, he argued, because there had been no wrongdoing by him or his campaign during the 2016 election. Giluliani had said that the president's attorneys were working with him on the answers to make sure he didn't fall into a perjury trap. "Now, the questions were very routinely answered by me".

"You always have to be careful when you answer questions from people who probably have bad intentions", he added.

"I'm very happy with nearly all of my cabinet".

Mr Trump's team agreed to have the President submit written answers to questions relating to Russia's role in the election, but it is still possible Mr Mueller may press Mr Trump to answer questions on potential obstruction at some point.

Trump's lawyers had previously made the case to Mueller's team that the President would only answer questions related to collusion about events that took place before the 2016 election.

Despite Trump's insistence Friday that he's "very happy" with how things are going, his frustrations with the ongoing probe have been evident everywhere from his overheated Twitter feed this week to his private grousing that the special counsel may target his family.

Donald Trump speaks after signing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, November 16, 2018. "From what I hear it's ending". My lawyers don't write the answers.

Trump has always been dismissive of the Russian Federation investigation and, while this admission means he is cooperating with Mueller, he continued to dismiss the legitimacy of the probe.

These included sections relating to both former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former FBI Director James Comey, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and questions about possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want", he wrote.

Trump on Friday again criticized the probe as a "witch hunt" and said there was no such collusion. The investigators don't care "how many lives they can ruin", he wrote.

Trump says he has finished answering Mueller probe questions