Trump’s legal team provided Mueller’s office with internal documents detailing key moments being probed to limit the scope of a potential presidential interview.
While Trump is reportedly “chomping at the bit” to sit for an interview, the president’s legal team is working to ensure Mueller cannot set any unexpected traps.
John Dowd, the lead attorney on Trump’s legal team, said he spoke with the special counsel’s office last week and said it was very “helpful.”
“We have very constructive, productive communications with the special counsel and his colleagues,” Dowd said on Friday.
He added: “I think it’s helpful to them and of course I think it’s very helpful to us.”
Trump’s team has turned over summaries of White House memos and all related correspondences between the president and senior officials.
Mueller’s office reportedly has two questions for Trump about the firings: “What did he do?” and “What was he thinking when he did it?”
White House lawyers said there’s no evidence of collusion or wrongdoing from Trump, but feared Mueller and his team would pull out new traps to try and twist Trump’s words against him.
Trump’s lawyers are hoping the memos and documents from the White House will eliminate the need for Mueller to question the president.
While it is unclear when Mueller’s probe will end, there has been zero evidence of collusion or any wrongdoing by Trump.
Given Mueller has been investigating Trump-Russia collusion theories for nearly a year, the president’s attorneys argue the special counsel’s office is desperate for anything to keep the investigation going.
The democrats have been fueling this witch hunt for more than a year, and Trump’s legal team is working to prevent any late tricks from Mueller.