Trump’s lawyers gave Mueller list of ‘key moments under investigation’ in effort to limit scope of Russia probe
Lawyers for President Donald Trump have turned over some documents requested by special counsel Robert Mueller in hopes of limiting the scope of his investigation.
The Washington Post reported Monday that two sources close to the matter said the president’s lawyers provided “written descriptions that chronicle key moments under investigation” to the special counsel’s office. The move comes in the aftermath of Trump’s weekend Twitter tirade against Mueller.
The president’s lawyers, the report continued, expect Mueller to ask whether Trump knew about communications between his former national security adviser Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The Post‘s sources say the documentation the president’s lawyers gave to the special counsel “do not include Trump’s personal version of events but provide a narrative of the White House view.”
“Trump’s lawyers hope the evidence eliminates the need to ask the president about some episodes,” the report noted.