President Trump's lawyers are preparing answers to written questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, people with knowledge of the matter told CNN on Thursday. The questions reportedly focus on collusion, and do not address obstruction of justice, a topic Trump's lawyers hoped to avoid. Mueller's office negotiated with Trump's legal team for months and reportedly wanted an in-person interview, but decided last month that it would accept some answers in writing, perhaps returning to the issue of obstruction "at a later date." Trump himself has said he is willing to answer any question in person, under oath, but his legal team has been working to limit the scope of the testimony, worried he might perjure himself during verbal responses.
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