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The Latest: Giuliani says Mueller narrows Trump questions

May 18, 2018 - 8:33 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local):

8:20 a.m.

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, says the special counsel in the Russia probe has narrowed the scope of potential questions for the president.

Giuliani said on CNN Friday that the questions have been narrowed from five subject areas to two. He said they had received communication from the special counsel's office Wednesday. Trump's team has been negotiating whether he will sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Giuliani said they don't expect to be asked about the president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who faces a criminal investigation in New York. But Giuliani did not provide many additional details, saying that some of it is "subject to negotiation."


6:59 a.m.

President Donald Trump is suggesting that the Justice Department spied on his 2016 campaign, quoting a Fox News anchor who said law enforcement is "out to frame him."

Trump is tweeting: "Really bad stuff!"

The suggestion seems intended to undercut the work by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Last week, the National Review raised the question of a possible FBI spy on Trump's campaign.

In his tweet, Trump quotes Fox Business anchor David Asman: "Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. This has never been done before and by any means necessary, they are out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn't commit."

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