Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump’s private lawyers are slated to meet Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is currently probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, next week, the media reported.
While the lawyers have met with Mueller’s team before and might again, the upcoming meeting has greater significance because it comes after the completion of interviews of White House personnel requested by the Special Counsel and after all requested documents have been turned over, informed officials told CNN late Friday.
Mueller could still request more documents and additional interviews. No request to interview the President or Vice President Mike Pence has been made.
Trump’s team, led by John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, is hoping for signs that Mueller’s investigation is nearing its end, or at least the part having to do with the President, the officials said.
After about seven months on the job, Mueller has already brought charges against four people, including two who have pleaded guilty to making false statements and are now cooperating with the investigation, CNN reported.
Earlier this week, White House Counsel Don McGahn sat for an interview with Mueller’s investigators, according to the officials.
He was among the last of the White House employees to be interviewed.
White House officials and the President’s lawyers have dismissed the idea that Mueller could charge Trump and others around him for obstruction of justice.