The letter is dated January 29 and addressed to Mueller from John Dowd, a Trump lawyer who has since resigned from the legal team.
In an earlier tweet, Trump took what appeared to be a pre-emptive swipe at the Times report shortly before it ran that questioned whether Mueller's office or the Justice Department leaked letters from his lawyers.
The letter also provides new details about Trump's actions in dealing with the Russian Federation probe.
"In light of these voluntary offerings, your office clearly lacks the requisite need to personally interview the president", the letter read.
It is a bold assertion of presidential power and another front on which Trump's lawyers have argued that he can not be subpoenaed.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, made clear he did not think Trump or any other president should pardon himself.
"As you know, under our system of government, the president is not readily available to be interviewed", the lawyers wrote. "Having him testify demeans the Office of the President before the world", they wrote.
They also contended that nothing Mr. Trump did violated obstruction-of-justice statutes, making both a technical parsing of what one such law covers and a broad constitutional argument that Congress can not infringe on how he exercises his power to supervise the executive branch. The letter says that even if Trump did order the termination of an investigation, "this could not constitute obstruction of justice".
Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, fired by Trump a year ago along with numerous other federal prosecutors, said it would be "outrageous" for a sitting president to pardon himself and that doing so would represent "almost self-executing impeachment".
The lawyers do admit in the letter that Trump "dictated" the statement his son, Donald Trump Jr., initially gave to explain his shady 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney who supposedly had dirt on Clinton.
Giuliani told Fox News on May 12 that Mueller notified Trump's legal team two weeks prior that he will not indict the president.
Giuliani said they would contest it if Mueller tried. Dowd left the president's legal team in March.
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Even though the program stored on GitHub is ready, developers will have to download and make it work smoothly. It's a privately held company with over 23 million individual users across 1.5 million organizations.
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She was last spotted on May 10, when she joined her husband at Andrews Air Force Base to welcome home hostages from North Korea. Meanwhile, both Donald Jr. and Kushner looked sharp in dark suits as they walked the White House lawn.
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Singapore to chip in for Trump-Kim summit
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