Giuliani also said last month that the president's legal team would send a letter to Mueller regarding their "reluctance" to discuss potential obstruction of justice in any interview with Trump. But the special counsel did not ask for written responses about whether Trump obstructed the inquiry, according to the report, which cites anonymous sources.
The correspondent cited one of those alleged conflicts, asking Trump whether he had interviewed Mueller to return as Federal Bureau of Investigation director after he fired Comey in May 2017.
A spokesman for Mueller's office declined to comment. In March, Mueller raised the prospect of subpoenaing Trump if he refused to be questioned voluntarily. Trump's team has not yet responded to the offer.
The president made the freaky claims during a wide-ranging interview with the conservative Daily Caller website, whose correspondent asked Trump whether Mueller was interfering in the midterm elections by not ending his Russian Federation probe by an artificial September 1 deadline.
Mueller's office had previously indicated that it had many questions for the president on the obstruction issue.
But according to Trump, Mueller is prejudiced against him because he got his best friend, Comey, fired.
The news of the Mueller team's response comes the same day as excerpts from political reporter Bob Woodward's latest book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", became public. That's an effort that could lead to a Supreme Court challenge by the White House.
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, eased up on his demands to question President Trump in the Russian Federation investigation, a shift that came as the president's lawyers, who have advised him against sitting for an interview, are fighting his desire to answer investigators' queries.
Contrary to his lawyer's efforts, Trump has continued to insist to them and to aides that he wants to be questioned by Mueller. You know, he's Comey's best friend, ' Trump said.
"Republicans are trying to hide as much about Kavanaugh's record as they can because they know it would be damning", Meyers argued, showing Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) bang his gavel as 2010's Grassley, on split screen, demanded all documents relating to then-Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and ample time to review them.