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Lawyers: Trump Written Answers Now in Mueller's Hands

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 November 2018 05:10 PM

Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they've provided the special counsel's office with written responses to questions on Russian election interference.

The answers are an important milestone in Robert Mueller's probe, marking the first time the president is known to have described to investigators his knowledge of key moments under scrutiny by the special counsel's office. Trump told reporters last week that he was answering the questions himself.

Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, said in a statement that the answers were provided Tuesday.

It is not clear what other information Mueller's office will seek.

This round of questioning was limited to the general topic of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia. But Mueller's team has also wanted to question Trump about whether he committed obstruction of justice.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in a statement that "much of what has been asked raised serious constitutional issues and was beyond the scope of a legitimate inquiry."

But he added that the president provided "unprecedented cooperation" and that it was time to "bring this inquiry to a conclusion."

A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment.

Trump would respond to questions about whether his campaign conspired with Moscow, Giuliani told Reuters earlier, not queries related to whether he sought to obstruct the probe while in office, which Mueller is also probing.

Among the topics Trump covered was a June 2016 meeting between the president's son Donald Trump Jr., other members of Trump's campaign team and a group of Russians, a source said last week.

Trump last summer denied knowing about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians who had promised damaging information about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the election to try to tip it toward Trump by undermining Clinton. Moscow has said it did not interfere in the election and Trump has denied any collusion.

Mueller has already has brought charges against some former Trump aides, including his former campaign chairman and his former national security adviser, as well as a number of Russian individuals and entities.

Information from The Associated Press and Reuters was used in this report.

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