U.S. President Donald Trump has submitted written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday.
Giuliani said in a statement that “much of what has been asked raised serious constitutional issues and was beyond the scope of a legitimate inquiry.”
But he added that the president provided “unprecedented cooperation” and that it was time to “bring this inquiry to a conclusion.”
A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment.
Trump would respond to questions about whether his campaign conspired with Moscow, Giuliani told Reuters earlier, not queries related to whether he sought to obstruct the probe while in office, which Mueller is also probing.
Among the topics Trump covered was a June 2016 meeting between the president’s son Donald Trump Jr., other members of Trump’s campaign team and a group of Russians, a source said last week.
Trump last summer denied knowing about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians who had promised damaging information about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the election to try to tip it toward Trump by undermining Clinton. Moscow has said it did not interfere in the election and Trump has denied any collusion.
Mueller has already has brought charges against some former Trump aides, including his former campaign chairman and his former national security adviser, as well as a number of Russian individuals and entities.
Reporting by Karen Freifeld in Miami; Editing by Peter Cooney