Special Counsel Robert Mueller and President Trump communicated directly at one point during the long-running investigation into Russian election interference, when the president’s legal team submitted written testimony in response to Mueller’s questions on a variety of topics in November 2018.
And in some cases, Trump and his attorneys brought the sass.
One of Mueller’s questions referred to a July 2016 campaign rally, when Trump said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”
That was a reference to the slew of documents deleted from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Trump’s comment prompted numerous frenzied accusations that he was openly sending a signal to Russian hackers.