Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

There is no resuscitating the Trump-Russia collusion story

There is no resuscitating the Trump-Russia collusion story

Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants answers from President Donald Trump on four matters tied to his investigation, according to a list obtained by the New York Times.

Anyway, without suspicion of collusion to pursue, the question now is what is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation about?

Other key questions revolve around Trump's relationships with his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, attorney general Jeff Sessions, and James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director that Trump fired in May 2017.

Rudy Giuliani recently joined Trump's legal team, with the express goal of dealing with Mueller's investigation and trying to help bring it to a conclusion.

Russian Federation has denied interfering in the election.

Comey said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he considers the report, issued Friday by Republicans, to be a "political document". Trump has cited the Russian Federation investigation as the reason he fired Comey.

And they indicate that Mueller wants to know if Trump offered a pardon to his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, who has already been charged by Mueller with lying and is believed to be cooperating with the investigation.

Two weeks ago, Trump recruited to his legal team former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani, who said he would try to reach a deal with Mueller on how the president would cooperate with the probe.

The New York Times obtained a list of those questions and published some them on Monday night.

The Times lists the questions here.

But there is no indication whether Trump is now an official suspect of the year-old probe, or that Mueller has found evidence of active collusion with the Russians, which Trump vehemently denies. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russian operatives during the presidential transition.

None of the charges directly relate to work he performed for Trump's campaign. Mueller hopes to ask Trump the goal for several meetings he had with Comey during the early days of his presidency.

It remains unclear whether Mueller is investigating Manafort's campaign activities.

But despite the Trump haters' best attempts to make something old into something new, the "informant" craze only had a half-life of about 48 hours.

Previously, Trump said he would be willing to sit down for an interview under oath with Mueller.

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