If the president does not attend, Mr Mueller could try a grand jury subpoena but, as the letter above shows, the Trump team would try to block it. What happened to the 'Russia collusion, ' though?
On Thursday, House Democrats wrote a letter complaining that the Trump White House is ignoring its requests for information from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The Mueller investigation is vital to this country, Donald Trump's golf trips are not.
This latter theory was something touched on in the newly leaked letter. "Should be looking at Dems corruption instead?"
"I don't believe that would be a legal question", McCarthy responded. This fact is coupled with a legal protection that makes the president not readily available to be interviewed unless the information can not be obtained by any other means. "In light of these voluntary offerings, your office clearly lacks the requisite need to personally interview the President".
Within days of ousting Comey, Trump said that when he dismissed him he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing", because he thought it was a made-up excuse by Democrats looking for a reason for Trump's upset win over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Another 20 people have been injured, and more than 2,000 evacuated near the volcano and several cities, including Antigua. Mario Cruz, a spokesman for the volunteer firefighter corps, said 3,100 people had evacuated the area so far.
Mueller took over an existing FBI counterintelligence investigation past year.
Mr Trump also said he was considering pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart and commuting the prison sentence of former IL governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of corruption charges.
They also argued that he could not have committed obstruction because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations.
"He's as sensitive as everybody to not doing another Comey and interfering horribly in the election", Giuliani charged, referring to the former FBI director's decision to publicly announce the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email investigation shortly before voters headed to the polls.
Trump has issued two unrelated pardons in recent days and discussed others, a move that has been interpreted as a possible signal to allies ensnared in the Russian Federation probe. "Thus, full cooperation was in order, and was in fact provided by all relevant parties". Trump's assertion that he can simply waive-away investigations into misconduct because he is anxious that the investigation might end badly for his friends or family members is toxic to that entire scheme.
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However, her game failed to match her impressive outfit in the first set where she was broken in the sixth game by the Australian. He quickly levelled at 3-3 on Tuesday, saved four break points in the eighth game before saving four set points in the breaker.
His comment suggested that Trump's lawyers were beginning to persuade the president of the dangers involved. Dowd left the President's legal team in March.
Critics accused Mr Trump of subverting the rule of law. Negotiations between Trump's lawyers and the special counsel on a possible interview have continued ever since.
Giuliani said earlier on Sunday that Trump most likely has the power to pardon himself.
No-one really knows. There is no precedent for a president trying. "I would like to caution them to exercise constitutional restraint here". But that number pales in comparison to the amount of money that we've spent on Trump's golf trips since taking office, which kind of blows open the conservative argument that these investigations are just too costly.
Trump has stated that Comey was sacked for his incompetence in handling the Clinton email investigation.
"In issues of intent, there's only one person on Earth that can conclusively speak to that issue, and that is the president himself, " Turley said. "I think [if] the president decided he was going to pardon himself, I think that's nearly self-executing impeachment", Bharara told CNN's 'State of the Union'.
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The lawyers conclude the letter by offering to answer questions from Mueller in written form.