Donald Trump has said he could meet with the special counsel investigating Russia’s supposed meddling in US elections. It would require “certain circumstances,” as the president doesn’t want “to be set up with a perjury trap.”
“I think that if we’re going to meet it’s got to be a fair meeting,” Trump told reporters on board Air Force One. “I don’t want to be set up with a perjury trap.”
US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating widespread claims that Trump colluded with Russia to get an edge over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, has previously offered to allow Trump to answer his questions in writing. Recently, however, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Reuters that Mueller has been insisting that written answers would have to be followed up with a personal interview.
Mueller is expected to produce a report on his investigation, which so far has failed to produce definitive evidence that Trump was helped to the White House by the Russians, in the coming weeks. The paper is being anticipated both by Trump’s opponents and his legal team, which, according to Giuliani, is preparing a counter-report to question the legitimacy of Mueller’s investigation.