By Steve Neavling
President Trump’s legal team may submit written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller as early as this week.
The answers are limited to Russian meddling in the 2016 election and do not involve obstruction of justice allegations, a source familiar with the investigation told NBC News.
Trump’s legal team has insisted the obstruction of justice questions are off limits because they involve the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey. Trump’s lawyers argue the president has the authority to hire and fire under Article 2 of the Constitution.
Trump has met at least once this week with his legal team to discuss Mueller’s request for written answers.