Special Counsel Robert Mueller never had an in-person interview with President Trump for his investigation into Russian election interference, and he didn't think he needed it.
Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of Mueller's report on Thursday, including information from numerous interviews with Trump's associates, but only written answers from the president himself. Mueller's team found Trump's written answers to be "inadequate," and wrote in the report that they "considered whether to issue a subpoena for his testimony."
But by the time this question arose, the "investigation had made significant progress," Mueller's team wrote. So the investigators "determined" that the information they gathered from other sources "allowed us to draw relevant and factual conclusions on intent and credibility ... without direct testimony from the subject of the investigation," the report continues.
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