- Following weeks of negotiations with the special counsel Robert Mueller, President Donald Trump's lawyers are leaning toward steering clear of having the president sit down for an interview altogether.
- Trump's lawyers reportedly favor the option because they're concerned he could be charged with lying to investigators, which is a federal crime.
- Legal experts say it's unlikely they will be successful because "Mueller holds the stronger hand" based on legal precedent.
After weeks of back-and-forth with the special counsel Robert Mueller, President Donald Trump's legal team is angling to avoid an interview with Robert Mueller altogether, according to The New York Times.
Trump's personal-defense lawyers, John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, have been looking to limit the scope of a Mueller interview since late last year. Options they were reviewing included providing written responses to questions and submitting an affidavit saying Trump did nothing wrong.
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