President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "we'll see what happens" in response to a question about whether he would sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigation Russian election interference.
Are you open to meeting with (special counsel Robert Mueller)?
Mueller is investigating alleged collusion between Trump's presidential election campaign and Russian Federation.
Mr Trump said "we'll see what happens" when asked if he would provide an interview to Mr Mueller's team. So far, four individuals in Trump's orbit have been charged as part of Mueller's investigation - former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former campaign adviser and longtime Manafort associate Rick Gates, early foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "The witch hunt continues", Trump claimed.
"There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes", he tweeted. Russian Federation & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing. "Republicans should finally take control!" the commander-in-chief wrote.
The remarks mark a turning point from Trump's statement last June, when he said that he would be "100%" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with Comey.
And in a unusual attempt to somehow prove he is independent of Russian Federation and President Putin, Trump told reporters, "I am for massive oil and gas and everything else.Putin can't love that".
No collusion. When I watch you interviewing all the people leaving their committees, I mean, the Democrats are all running for office, trying to say this that - but bottom line, they all say there's no collusion.
"It's a novel strategy for the subject of an obstruction of justice investigation to publicly call for more obstruction of justice, but who am I to judge?" said Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman during former president Barack Obama's administration.
Mueller's work has long had an important cyber component, as Russia's hacking of Democrats' emails to undermine confidence in the USA electoral system and help Trump win is central to his probe. "Any solution has to include the wall, because. without the wall, it all doesn't work". Norway is "a great customer, a great ally and a great friend", Trump said.