>> No, I'm not agitated, it's a hoax.>> President Trump on Friday claimed to have finished his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election.>> My lawyers aren't working on that, I'm working on that. I write the answers, my lawyers don't write answers, I write answers.
I was asked a series of questions, I’ve answered them very easily.>> And you submitted the->> I haven’t submitted them yet, I just finished them.>> The President did not specify when his legal team would submit the written responses.>> I’ve been a little bit busy.>> Trump and his lawyers had been in negotiations with Mueller’s team for months over how the President would be questioned as part of the investigation.
Tensions have risen over the probe since Trump ousted Jeff Sessions and named Matthew Whitaker as Acting US Attorney General. That move gave Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, oversight of the Mueller probe.>> If not now, when?>> Democrats and a number of Republicans have raised concerns about Whitaker's appointment with a bipartisan group of US Senators renewing a push for legislation to protect the Special Counsel.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has opposed any such legislation.