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>> Robert Mueller raised the possibility of a subpoena for US President Donald Trump. That's according to Trump's former lawyer, John Dowd, on Tuesday. Mueller floated the idea in the event Trump declines to talk about the Russia probe. Mueller is special counsel for that investigation into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.
Dowd told Reuters that Mueller raised the idea in a meeting with Trump's lawyers in March. He said he told investigators, quote, this isn't some game. You're screwing with the work of the President of the United States. Two weeks later, Dowd left the president's legal team. Subpoena warning was first reported by The Washington Post.
The paper also reported that after the March meeting Mueller's team agreed to give Trump's lawyers the specifics on what they wanted to ask the president about. Trump's current lawyer, Jay Sekulow, apparently didn't use that information to create a list of 49 questions he believed Mueller would ask Trump.
The New York Times published that list late Monday. They include questions on Trump's ties to Russia meant to help decide if the president may have unlawfully tried to obstruct the investigation. It's unclear where that leak came from, but Trump was furious the list went public. He tweeted, quote, so disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were leaked to the media.
He also again denied any collusion between his campaign and Moscow. Russia itself has denied any interference in the 2016 election.