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Trump likely to be interviewed over Russia probe

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [India] 

US is likely to be interviewed in connection with the probe.

reported that lawyers for are anticipating a request for the to talk to

Mueller and his team are investigating whether and Trump's Republican campaign co-ordinated to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential and whether the latter worked to obstruct an FBI investigation into his aides.

"The President's legal team has been preparing for the expected request for months. Trump's lawyers have said they are hoping for the investigation to wrap up quickly," report said.

However, the sources told that there have been no substantive talks or active negotiations yet about a potential interview with the

The matter was broached in a previous meeting and both sides are expected to explore it further in the coming talks.

The intelligence community believes that the Russian was engaged in electoral interference during the 2016 US presidential

A January 2017 assessment by the Office of the of stated that Russian leadership preferred over and that Russian President personally ordered an "influence campaign" to harm Clinton's electoral chances and "undermine public faith in the US democratic process".

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 08:20 IST