Trump Says 'Unlikely' He Will Need To Testify In Mueller Probe

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

Asked whether he would be willing to meet special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump deflected the question by repeatedly denying that investigators had found any evidence of collusion between his campaign team and Russian Federation.

"I feel very strongly about the environment", he said.

President Donald Trump says that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Solberg said before the meeting that she'd put climate and "open world trade" on the agenda in the bilateral talks.

Asked during a January 10 joint press conference if he is still willing to meet with Mueller, Trump's answer shifted dramatically. "Or would you demand that a strict set of parameters be placed around any encounter between you and the special counsel?" Trump responded: "I'll speak to attorneys, we'll see what happens". "The green economy is an area where we see tremendous economic and business opportunities in the future".

Trump and Solberg will face questions from reporters - two from U.S. press and two from Norwegian press - for the first time since his public, freewheeling immigration negotiation with Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday.

Trump called the investigation a "phony cloud" over his administration.

Trump, meanwhile, has repeatedly derided the Mueller probe as the greatest "witch hunt" in the country's political history and denied any collusion took place.

The president has repeatedly used the phrase "no collusion" in response to questions about the ongoing Russian Federation investigation - 16 times in a 30-minute interview with the New York Times at his golf course in Florida late last month.

The White House initially said Comey was sacked because of the way he handled the bureau's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business. "It was a Democratic hoax that was brought up as an excuse for losing an election". Trump's lawyers have been making a pretense of cooperating with Mueller, but that pretense may have ended Wednesday.

To recap, Mueller's appointment as special counsel in May came with broad jurisdiction.

Comey told Congress in July of 2016 that the bureau's interview with Clinton was not recorded and that she did not swear an oath to tell the truth.

"It seems unlikely you'd even have an interview", he said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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