Trump-Russia Latest: Mueller To Meet With President's Lawyers

President Donald Trump's private attorneys are due to sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team next week to find out where the Trump-Russia investigation is heading and if it will continue, according to media reports.

The president’s legal team is “hoping” the special counsel’s probe is at least winding its investigation into Pesident Trump, according to CNN on Friday, since interviews with White House officials have reportedly concluded and all documents have been handed over.

However, the special counsel’s office could still ask for more documents and interviews in the future. 

The prospective meeting was also confirmed by sources cited by ABC News.

While the president’s legal squad, headed by Jay Sekulow and John Dowd, are reportedly expecting Mueller’s team to inform them that Trump’s potential status in the investigation has been settled, attorneys of other clients who have been questioned by the special counsel’s office disagree.

The specific questions asked by the special counsel’s office could indicate that Mueller’s team is not wrapping up a probe that’s gone on for roughly seven months, according to CNN. The topics of those questions included the firing of former FBI director James Comey—believed to be a focal point of Mueller’s  investigation—and the meeting set up by the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., with the intent of gaining political opposition research on former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ]in June 2016.

RTX3SPIA President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a graduation ceremony at the FBI Academy on the grounds of Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, U.S. December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Sekulow pushed back on the reports, stating contact with the special counsel’s office would not be made public.

"We do not and will not discuss our periodic communications with the special counsel,” Sekulow said in a statement to both news networks.

A potential charge of obstruction of justice has lingered over the president since he dismissed Comey. The former head of the FBI told Congress earlier this year that Trump had asked him if he could “let go” the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. 

Earlier this month, a tweet was sent from Trump’s official Twitter account that some believed indicated the president knew Flynn had lied to FBI officials about his contacts with a former Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the transition to the White House.

“I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI,” Trump’s tweet on December 2 read. “He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!”

Dowd later stated that he wrote the tweet and not Trump.

Since the special counsel’s appointment in May, Mueller and his team have interviewed both former and current White House officials. To date, the list of witnesses has included former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former press secretary Sean Spicer, in addition to current White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller and the president’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner.

Mueller’s already brought charges on four people previously affiliated with the Trump campaign. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former campaign official Rick Gates each face a 12-count indictment that includes money laundering charges, while Flynn and former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous each pled guilty to lying to FBI officials about their contacts with Russian officials.