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Trump resists Mueller interview, leaving decision on subpoena before fall elections

WASHINGTON - After months of negotiations could not secure an interview with President Donald Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller warned the president's lawyers in March that he could use a grand jury subpoena if necessary to compel his testimony.

That prompted a furious response from John M. Dowd, the president's lead attorney at the time.

"I told him, in no uncertain terms, if that's the route he took, he'd have a war on his hands," Dowd said.

Trump's team has increasingly signaled that he will not voluntarily answer questions as the special counsel investigates Russian meddling in the 2016 election, whether the

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