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For almost a year, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and potential Russian interference in the 2016 election. However, Mueller is nowhere near done carrying out his investigation. On Monday, Th…
For almost a year, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and potential Russian interference in the 2016 election. However, Mueller is nowhere near done carrying out his investigation. On Monday, The New York Times published a reported list of questions Mueller wants to ask Trump in the scope of his Russia investigation, and this extensive list addresses everything from former FBI Director James Comey and to the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia, which he has adamantly denied.
The questions focus largely on the possibility that Trump may have obstructed justice, but they also provide an overview of many of the things Mueller appears to be focusing on in his investigation. As Vox pointed out, the questions largely address controversies that are already publicly known, but Mueller seems to want to assess Trump’s motivation for many of the decisions he has made as well as his personal relationships with high-profile figures like Comey, Sessions, his lawyer Michael Cohen, and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The list of questions, which the Times reportedly obtained from a person outside Trump’s legal team, is nonetheless one of the most revealing documents about Mueller’s investigation, which has largely been conducted in secrecy. Moreover, though Mueller told Trump’s attorney last month that the president is not currently a criminal target, The Guardian suggested that the questions affirm that Trump is still subject to investigation.
Trump has already lashed out on social media for the publication of Mueller’s questions, which he described as “disgraceful.”
You can find the full list of questions below, as originally published by the Times .
According to the Times, some of the most significant questions on this list pertain to Trump’s personal opinion of Comey, his knowledge of Russian hacking, and his awareness of Paul Manafort’s outreach to Russia. The last point is particularly noteworthy, The Hill reported, as Manafort has not yet publicly been linked to any such outreach.
But perhaps what is equally as significant is where these questions came from — something that has already prompted a great deal of speculation. A source reportedly told CNN that the final list of questions had actually not been compiled by the special counsel himself, but by Trump’s legal team based on a topic discussion with Mueller. In other words, Mueller reportedly provided Trump’s lawyers with questions he wanted answered, after which they then wrote up the extensive list published by the Times. The truth of that theory is unclear.
This source also reportedly confirmed the questions’ accuracy to CNN. But if it was Trump’s legal team that ultimately wrote up the list, New York Magazine suggested that the leak came from Trump’s side, especially because Mueller’s team is not known for leaking information. Many Twitter users have also argued that Trump’s legal team released the questions to either stop Trump from doing an interview with Mueller, or to turn congressional and public opinion against him.
Wherever the questions did come from, they follow closely on the heels of speculation that Trump was considering firing Mueller, and they do seem to paint the clearest picture yet of the Russia investigation.

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