Well that’s it then. President Trump will do the interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, but it will not be a live interview. Mueller will receive only written responses from the president.
Trump now cannot be convicted in public by Mueller’s team for lying to the FBI in a live interview. This narrows their October “Surprise” to the obstruction of justice route.
In a letter to President Trump’s lawyers, special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said they will accept written responses from Trump regarding whether his campaign team colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman and Michael Schmidt report, citing two people briefed on the letter. The letter was sent on Friday.