Mueller’s Questions for Donald Trump Leaked

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On Monday, the New York Times obtained and published the questions special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently provided President Trump’s lawyers. The questions are as follows without commentary.

  • What did you know about phone calls that Mr. Flynn made with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, in late December 2016? 
  • What was your reaction to news reports on Jan. 12, 2017, and Feb. 8-9, 2017? 
  • What did you know about Sally Yates’s meetings about Mr. Flynn? 
  • How was the decision made to fire Mr. Flynn on Feb. 13, 2017? 
  • After the resignations, what efforts were made to reach out to Mr. Flynn about seeking immunity or possible pardon?
  • What was your opinion of Mr. Comey during the transition?
  • What did you think about Mr. Comey’s intelligence briefing on Jan. 6, 2017, about Russian election interference?
  • What was your reaction to Mr. Comey’s briefing that day about other intelligence matters?
  • What was the purpose of your Jan. 27, 2017, dinner with Mr. Comey, and what was said?
  • What was the purpose of your Feb. 14, 2017, meeting with Mr. Comey, and what was said?
  • What did you know about the F.B.I.’s investigation into Mr. Flynn and Russia in the days leading up to Mr. Comey’s testimony on March 20, 2017?
  • What did you do in reaction to the March 20 testimony? Describe your contacts with intelligence officials.
  • What did you think and do in reaction to the news that the special counsel was speaking to Mr. Rogers, Mr. Pompeo and Mr. Coats?
  • What was the purpose of your calls to Mr. Comey on March 30 and April 11, 2017?
  • What was the purpose of your April 11, 2017, statement to Maria Bartiromo?
  • What did you think and do about Mr. Comey’s May 3, 2017, testimony?
  • Regarding the decision to fire Mr. Comey: When was it made? Why? Who played a role?
  • What did you mean when you told Russian diplomats on May 10, 2017, that firing Mr. Comey had taken the pressure off?
  • What did you mean in your interview with Lester Holt about Mr. Comey and Russia?
  • What was the purpose of your May 12, 2017, tweet?
  • What did you think about Mr. Comey’s June 8, 2017, testimony regarding Mr. Flynn, and what did you do about it?
  • What was the purpose of the September and October 2017 statements, including tweets, regarding an investigation of Mr. Comey?
  • What is the reason for your continued criticism of Mr. Comey and his former deputy, Andrew G. McCabe?
  • What did you think and do regarding the recusal of Mr. Sessions?
  • What efforts did you make to try to get him to change his mind?
  • Did you discuss whether Mr. Sessions would protect you, and reference past attorneys general?
  • What did you think and what did you do in reaction to the news of the appointment of the special counsel?
  • Why did you hold Mr. Sessions’s resignation until May 31, 2017, and with whom did you discuss it?
  • What discussions did you have with Reince Priebus in July 2017 about obtaining the Sessions resignation? With whom did you discuss it?
  • What discussions did you have regarding terminating the special counsel, and what did you do when that consideration was reported in January 2018?
  • What was the purpose of your July 2017 criticism of Mr. Sessions?
  • When did you become aware of the Trump Tower meeting?
  • What involvement did you have in the communication strategy, including the release of Donald Trump Jr.’s emails?
  • During a 2013 trip to Russia, what communication and relationships did you have with the Agalarovs and Russian government officials?
  • What communication did you have with Michael D. Cohen, Felix Sater and others, including foreign nationals, about Russian real estate developments during the campaign?
  • What discussions did you have during the campaign regarding any meeting with Mr. Putin? Did you discuss it with others?
  • What discussions did you have during the campaign regarding Russian sanctions?
  • What involvement did you have concerning platform changes regarding arming Ukraine?
  • During the campaign, what did you know about Russian hacking, use of social media or other acts aimed at the campaign?
  • What knowledge did you have of any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russia about potential assistance to the campaign?
  • What did you know about communication between Roger Stone, his associates, Julian Assange or WikiLeaks?
  • What did you know during the transition about an attempt to establish back-channel communication to Russia, and Jared Kushner’s efforts?
  • What do you know about a 2017 meeting in Seychelles involving Erik Prince?
  • What do you know about a Ukrainian peace proposal provided to Mr. Cohen in 2017?

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