Mueller raises possibility his office may need to speak to Trump

"Because, honestly, it's very, very bad for our country", he added. "It's not going to look foolish as long as I'm here".

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE appears to ignore the advice of his legal counsel as he takes to social media to defend himself amid special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's Russia probe.

Sessions' decision to step away prompted Mueller's appointment.

A source familiar with Mueller's thinking told NBC News that investigators are looking into whether Trump made a "knowingly false statement" when he crafted his son's response to The New York Times' initial story about the meeting.

The report added to the portrait of a president left furious by an investigation that he again called a hoax on Saturday and suggests that he worked through an intermediary to keep the inquiry under the watch of an attorney general he expected would be loyal. "That's what I do, is I do things properly".

Sessions recused himself in March, over revelations that he held two undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador during the election campaign, in which he was a prominent supporter and adviser to Trump.

The investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation already includes a close look at whether Trump's actions as president constitute an effort to impede that investigation.

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Mr Mueller has been appointed by the Justice Department to investigate claims of Russian meddling in the November 2016 election and possible collusion with President Trump's campaign. One of the people said McGahn contacted Sessions at the president's behest. They are also prepared to discuss the investigation's timeline.

It remains unclear whether Mueller's team has evidence to establish that the president's collective actions were done with the corrupt intent needed to prove obstruction of justice. The affidavit, the lawyers proposed, would mean Trump wouldn't have to do an interview at all. A written submission also precludes follow up questions where investigators can probe inconsistencies.

Sessions' recusal left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of the Russian Federation investigation.

The source told ABC News it was not the first time Mueller informed Trump's legal team of a desire to speak with the president as part of the ongoing investigation.

The former FBI director's investigation has reached the stage at which an interview with the president himself is imminent.

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