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>> 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.
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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.
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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.
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But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has opposed any such legislation.