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RUSSIA MEDDLING: Trump less likely to sit for Mueller interview, sources say



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President Donald Trump of the United States of America is now less likely to appear before special counsel Robert Mueller to answer questions over Russia’s influence in the last presidential elections after the raiding of his lawyer’s office, sources familiar with the matter say.

In a tweet early on Thursday, Trump said that he backed a “cooperative” approach to Mueller’s investigation of possible collusion between Moscow and Trump’s presidential campaign.

“I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller,” Trump said on Twitter.

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The raid carried out by the FBI on the New York office of Trump’s lawyer identified as Michael Cohen was described by the United States President as ‘disgraceful’.

Reports say the FBI also raided Cohen’s hotel and residence earlier, seeking documents on his clients and personal finances of the lawyer who is under investigation for alleged crimes related to bank fraud and campaign finance violations.

Cohen’s lawyer said in a statement that federal prosecutors obtained a search warrant for the raids, which were first reported by the New York Times, on a referral from Mueller.

According to US media, documents seized in the raid included those regarding a $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels less than two weeks before the 2016 presidential elections.


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