Trump says leak of Mueller questions regarding Russian Federation probe 'disgraceful'

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is interested in asking President Donald Trump a variety of questions related to the 2016 campaign and people who have figured in Trump's personal life, business interactions and administration, according to Mueller's list of questions for Trump obtained and reported on by The New York Times.

What involvement did you have concerning platform changes regarding arming Ukraine?

Trump repeatedly has called the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller a "witch hunt" and insists there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election, reportedly gave the list to Mr Trump's legal team.

According to the newspaper, numerous questions centre on the obstruction issue, including Trump's reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation, a decision Trump has angrily criticised.

But there are at least 13 questions that appear to relate to possible collusion.

"So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were "leaked" to the media", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Some questions relate to Russian Federation.

"The most likely explanation is that they are trying to justify Trump's decision not to be interviewed, by demonstrating how broad the questions are", Elizabeth de la Vega, a former federal prosecutor, said of the questions' release, which she said had the fingerprints of a source sympathetic to the president's arguments.

You can read the full list of the questions Mueller wants to ask Trump here.

Numerous questions obtained by the Times center on the obstruction issue, including his reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation, a decision Trump has angrily criticized. Trump has been accused of possibly obstructing of justice when he allegedly asked Comey in a private oval office meeting to drop a criminal probe into then national security advisor Mike Flynn.

"So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were "leaked" to the media". Another question asks what the president may have known about a possible attempt by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to set up a back channel with Russian Federation before Mr Trump's inauguration. The Times report said it had condensed and paraphrased the questions themselves. What's more, Trump's stated reason for firing him was that he would not publicly state that he wasn't under investigation - which is true, Comey refused to do so. But he also has a letter from the Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying Comey should go.

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