Special counsel Robert Mueller ready to ask Donald Trump about obstruction of justice: ABC
Special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump (Wikimedia Commons)

Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready to interview Donald Trump about his investigation into obstructions of justice, ABC News reported Wednesday.

Sources close to the White House said that the president learned within the last day that Mueller was prepared to question Trump with a fairly limited scope of both oral and written statements.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said during a quick commentary Wednesday in New Hampshire that he and the special counsel's office have been going back and forth to negotiate the questioning.

Those familiar with the situation said that it was the reason for Trump's early morning Twitter tirade about Attorney General Jeff Sessions shutting down the probe.

"This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!" Trump tweeted.

"We have a list of questions that are fairly narrowed but we are waiting on the special counsel's response," Giuliani said last week to ABC News.