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Trump’s Lawyers Reportedly Looking to Make ‘Deal’ with Mueller Seeking End Date on Investigation

If you’re still wondering about the possibility of President Trump sitting down with Robert Mueller, a new report reveals some new detail about a potential “deal.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, the President’s lawyers have this deal “that uses an interview with the president as leverage to spur a conclusion to the Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the discussions”:

The president’s legal team is considering telling Mr. Mueller that Mr. Trump would agree to a sit-down interview based on multiple considerations, including that the special counsel commit to a date for concluding at least the Trump-related portion of the investigation. One idea is to suggest a deadline of 60 days from the date of the interview, the person said.

Trump has repeatedly decried the investigation as a “witch hunt” and there have been some reports about how people around the President, including his lawyers, have been talking about when Mueller might wrap this up.

It’s unclear how Mueller would even react to this deal, though the Journal notes legal experts are “skeptical.”

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