Mueller team considered Trump's written answers 'inadequate' but decided against issuing subpoena

They considered issuing a subpoena for Trump but decided against it after weighing in the likelihood of a long legal battle


                            Mueller team considered Trump's written answers 'inadequate' but decided against issuing subpoena

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview.

In Mueller's report released on Thursday, prosecutors called Trump's answers "inadequate". They considered issuing a subpoena for Trump but decided against it after weighing in the likelihood of a long legal battle.

Prosecutors also said they had enough information from other sources to draw "relevant factual conclusions on intent and credibility".

Mueller's team investigated contacts between Trump's campaign and Russia and whether the president obstructed justice. The written answers did not cover the obstruction of justice.

Meanwhile, Trump said he's "having a good day" following the release of the report, adding that no president should ever have to go through what he did again.

Speaking at an unrelated White House event, he said, "It was called no collusion, no obstruction." And added, "there never was, by the way, and there never will be."

Trump has also renewed his calls for an investigation into the origins of the inquiry, saying "We do have to get to the bottom of these things."

He said: "this should never happen to another president again, this hoax."