The Washington Post reports:
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III informed President Trump’s attorneys last month that he is continuing to investigate the president but does not consider him a criminal target at this point, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
In private negotiations in early March about a possible presidential interview, Mueller described Trump as a subject of his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Prosecutors view someone as a subject when that person has engaged in conduct that is under investigation but there is not sufficient evidence to bring charges.
The special counsel also told Trump’s lawyers that he is preparing a report about the president’s actions while in office and potential obstruction of justice, according to two people with knowledge of the conversations. Mueller reiterated the need to interview Trump — both to understand whether he had any corrupt intent to thwart the Russia investigation and to complete this portion of his probe, the people said.
BACKING OFF? New report says President Trump is NOT a criminal target in the Mueller investigation. pic.twitter.com/n69XlBHRI9
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Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly told President Trump’s lawyers that he is not a criminal target in the Russia probe right now. But Mueller is still investigating Trump for potential obstruction of justice. @PaulaReidCBS reports: pic.twitter.com/DRlsP9675g
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