President Trump Tuesday morning in a pair of tweets slammed special prosecutor Robert Mueller for questions he is preparing for Trump, saying that they had nothing to do with Mueller's original mandate, which was to investigate possible collusion by the Trump campaign with Russian Federation.
One question asks what discussions Trump may have had regarding "any meeting with Mr. Putin", referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
More than half the questions obtained by the New York Times are related to possible obstruction of justice by the president or his team.
The topics involve questions about Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and any Russian coordination with his presidential campaign, according to the newspaper.
Flynn was sacked February 13, 2017, after White House officials said he had misled them about his Russian contacts during the transition period by saying that he had not discussed sanctions.
Trump has also repeatedly dismissed accusations of collusion, calling Mueller's probe a "witch hunt". Another asks if there were any efforts to reach out to Flynn "about seeking immunity or possible pardon".
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Numerous questions obtained by the Times center on the obstruction issue, including his reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation, a decision Trump has angrily criticized.
The questions were outlined, and the president's lawyers took notes about the items Muller wants to ask about. A former British intelligence official, Christopher Steele, compiled a dossier on the trip, with uncorroborated, anonymous allegations Trump cavorted with prostitutes in a hotel room, which Trump has denied.
"What knowledge did you have of any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russian Federation about potential assistance to the campaign?" one questions asks.
Mr. Mueller has charged 22 individuals and entities to date, including Mr. Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates. What if it was someone from the Trump team that sought out the Russians?
Mr Manafort also reportedly offered to give a government-connected Russian billionaire a briefing about the campaign in July 2016.
The special counsel has plenty of questions.
But they appear to have been divided on how and how much Trump should cooperate.