Trump's lawyers oppose special counsel interview, sources say

Agreement with special counsel expected in the coming weeks.

Sources with knowledge of the talks tell ABC News negotiations between both sides are in the preliminary stages.

The president's lawyers, according to sources familiar with internal discussions, have said the president shouldn't sit down for a wide-ranging interview, and that any interview should have parameters. One option sources say is being discussed with the president is to have him answer questions in writing and avoid a sit-down interview completely.

Advisers reportedly fear the president could contradict himself during a wide-ranging interview.

Trump’s legal team expects to come to some agreement with the special counsel's team in the coming weeks, sources say.

White House lawyer Ty Cobb declined to comment, saying the conversations between the special counsel and the president’s lawyers are private.

“The professional and active discussions between the Office of the Special Counsel and the President’s personal lawyers regarding how and under what terms information will be exchanged are understandably private,” Cobb said in a statement.

Advice from Trump's outside advisers to avoid an interview with the Mueller team is not new.

The New York Times first reported the developments.