Special Counsel Robert Mueller Threatens Trump With Court Order Over Russia Election Issue
Mr. Mueller suggested the move during talks with Mr. Trump’s lawyers in March.
The threat to issue a subpoena, as it is known, was reportedly met with a sharp response from one of Mr. Trump’s former lawyers.
The Nation reports that It was the first time the special counsel has raised such a possibility.
Mr Trump’s lawyers insisted during the meeting that the President was under no obligation to face questions by federal investigators in relation to the Russia inquiry, the Washington Post reported.
However Mr. Mueller’s team reportedly responded by suggesting they would issue a summoning if Mr. Trump declined.
They agreed to provide the President’s lawyers with more specific information about the questions they wished to ask Mr. Trump.
The President’s former lawyer, John Dowd, has also said that Mr. Mueller mentioned the possibility of forcing Mr. Trump to face questions.