Legal expert methodically dismantles Trump's claim that Mueller asked 'no questions about collusion'
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Benjamin Wittes, the editor-in-chief of the Lawfare Blog and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, tore apart President Donald Trump’s early morning tweet claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller didn’t intend to ask him any questions about collusion with Russia.


The president began his day by sending out an angry tweet about the Mueller probe, in which he falsely claimed that leaked questions purportedly from Mueller's office contained "no questions about collusion."

Wittes, who is also a personal friend of former FBI Director James Comey, methodically dismantled this claim by posting all the questions from the leaked list that directly related to collusion with Russian officials.

Among other things, Wittes points out, Mueller asked Trump about meeting with Russian government officials during his 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant; about Trump's negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow while he was running for president; discussions Trump might have had during the campaign regarding Russian sanctions; and even whether Trump had any knowledge of "any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russia about potential assistance during the campaign."

Read all of the questions related to Trump-Russia collusion below.