President Trump said Friday he has completed answering questions for special counsel Robert Mueller, a critical step in the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia’s election interference in 2016.
Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he hasn’t submitted the answers yet, but that he wrote them personally.
“I’ve answered them very easily. I’m working on them,” he said, later adding that he “just finished them.”
He denied that a string of fiery tweets accusing Mueller’s team, without evidence, of “screaming and shouting” at witnesses and “horribly threatening” them during testimony, was based on his fear of what the special counsel might find.
“I’m not agitated. It’s a hoax,” Trump said, adding that he is “very happy” because of the strong economy and other White House accomplishments.
BY JORDAN FABIAN – 11/16/18