Report: Hoping to limit scope of interview, Trump's lawyers turn over documents to Mueller
Attorneys for President Trump have given Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office written documents about events under investigation, including summaries of internal White House memos and correspondence, with the hopes that this will keep Mueller from having to ask about certain incidents, two people familiar with the situation told The Washington Post.
Trump's lawyers are concerned about Trump being able to handle an interview that could last several hours, and they have been negotiating the terms of a one-on-one meeting. The records do not detail Trump's version of events, the Post reports, but rather the White House view, and include documents related to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Mueller is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian officials, and if Trump obstructed justice by trying to interfere with the probe.