Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's attorneys, declined to comment on the new Mueller proposal about a presidential interview and and whether the Trump team might accept the offer.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller departing after briefing members of the US Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, June 21, 2017.
Referring to an investigation that is examining his own actions, Trump called Mueller's probe "a bad situation" that should be stopped "before it continues to stain our country any further".
In a reference to the special prosecutor who is heading-up the Russian Federation probe, the president added: "Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democracts that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to the United States of America!" This is an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight.
The meeting is of keen interest to Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible links to the Trump campaign.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders echoed that interpretation, telling reporters Trump "wants to see it come to an end as he has stated many times and we look forward to that happening". She insisted the president's tweets are an "opinion" - but not an order.
Mueller- a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director- is investigating whether the Trump campaign aided or abetted an attempt by Russian Federation to sway the 2016 presidential election, or tried to cover up the conspiracy. Trump proposed answering questions on Russian collusion in the 2016 US election, but not on obstruction of justice.
Trump has repeatedly termed the probe as "a hoax".
President Donald Trump's lawyers and Special Counsel Robert Mueller appear to be nearing the final stages of negotiations over whether the president will sit for questioning as the two sides continue jockeying over the scope of a possible interview. "Ongoing obstruction of justice in real time right before our eyes-as Trump's tweets add mounting evidence of criminal intent".
Trump's lawyers, though, are reportedly concerned an interview could expose the president to legal jeopardy.
Mr Manafort, 69, led Mr Trump's campaign for three months until August 2016.
President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month and decried the "Russian hoax", speaking at a rally just hours removed from his top national security officials decrying Russian attempts to influence U.S. elections.
"The Agalarovs were not aware and had and have no reason to believe that the President knew the Trump Tower meeting was happening or that it happened before it was publicly disclosed", Balber said.
Giuliani said Trump could end the investigation directly if he wanted to. They've still come up with nothing in regards to the president.
In view of the tweet, "I think it would be helpful to have the debate on that bill", Collins said. Though experts believe obstruction by tweet is possible, prosecutors have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a particular act got in the way of an investigation and that the person who did it meant to obstruct.