Trump: Leak of Mueller's Russia questions 'disgraceful'
May 1, 2018 4:13 pm
It is “disgraceful” that a list of Russia inquiry questions prepared for the president has been leaked to US media, US President Donald Trump says.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election, reportedly gave the list to Mr Trump’s legal team.
The New York Times reportedly obtained the list of more than 40 questions.
Mr Trump appeared to confirm the report on Twitter, repeating his claim that the Russia inquiry is a “witch hunt”.
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Donald J. Trump
So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were “leaked” to the media. No questions on Collusion. Oh, I see…you have a made up, phony crime, Collusion, that never existed, and an investigation begun with illegally leaked classified information. Nice!
10:47 PM – May 1, 2018
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He later tweeted on Tuesday morning: “It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened.”
White House spokesman Raj Shah said on Tuesday that the Times report was “troubling”.
“The entire premise of this investigation was on this topic of collusion and the overwhelming focus of the questions is not on that topic,” he said.