Nov 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump's lawyers have submitted answers to Mueller's questions

Left, President Donald Trump at the White House on Jan. 04, 2018. Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill in 2013.

President Donald Trump (L) and Robert Mueller. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

President Trump's lawyers said they have submitted written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller's questions today. Trump said Friday that he had written the responses himself.

Why it matters: As Axios' Jonathan Swan has reported, responding to Mueller's questions about the Russia investigation is President Trump’s literal moment of truth. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that it is now "time to bring this inquiry to a conclusion" and suggested that "much of what has been asked raised serious constitutional issues and was beyond the scope of a legitimate inquiry," per the Los Angeles Times' Chris Megerian.

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