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Mueller is reportedly willing to reduce number of questions posed to Trump

This week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent President Trump's legal team a letter indicating that he is willing to reduce by nearly half the number of questions his investigators would ask Trump about potential obstruction of justice, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Washington Post.

The special counsel has been negotiating with Trump's team for months over an interview as part of his probe into Russian tampering in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of the investigation. Mueller sent the letter Monday, and it's unclear what topics would be left out of the interview, the Post reports.

In New Hampshire on Wednesday, Trump's lead attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said if both sides can come to an agreement, Trump is open to being interviewed. "I'm not going to give you a lot of hope it's going to happen," he told CNN. "But we're still investigating. He's always been interested in testifying. It's us — meaning the team of lawyers, including me — that have the most reservations about that."