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Will Donald Trump submit to questioning as part of Mueller's investigation?
As Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election continues, discussion has begun as to whether Trump himself will testify under oath.
President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday 1/24/2018 that he’s “looking forward” to being questioned — under oath — in the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and possible Trump obstruction in the firing of the FBI director. Trump said he would be willing to answer questions under oath in the interview, which special counsel Robert Mueller has been seeking but which White house officials had not previously said the president would grant. “I’m looking forward to it, actually,” Trump said when asked by reporters at the White House. As for timing, he said, “I guess they’re talking about two or three weeks, but I’d love to do it.”
White House council has, reportedly, been looking to constrain and/or manage the terms of the any such interview.
Will Trump in fact submit to an interview by Independence Day 7/4/2018?
Resolution is positive if by July 4 Trump testifies under questioning by Mueller or one of his team, in connection with the ongoing investigation. The interview need not be broadcast or publicly accessible, but it should be in-person (not for example written responses to questions) and interrogatory (i.e. not a single statement made verbally under oath, nor just answers with no followups to questions that are known to Trump+team in advance.)
Resolution will be negative if Trump testifies before a grand jury before being interviewed by one Mueller's team.
(Edit Feb 4, 2018: Specified resolution criteria in the case of Trump testifying before a grand jury.)
(Edit Feb 9, 2018: Removed "under oath")
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