President Donald Trump said Wednesday it "seems unlikely" that he'll have to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding the ongoing investigation into allegations that Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, repeatedly adding that there was "no collusion".
"The witch hunt continues", Mr. Trump added, making clear his disdain for the investigation, which has resulted in a guilty plea against his former National Security Adviser for not telling the truth about contacts with Russian Federation, and an indictment against his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
When he was asked whether he'd be open to sitting down with Mueller for an interview, Trump again responded, "We'll see what happens".
The president's legal team has anticipated that Mueller will request an interview with Trump at some point, a possibility that the special counsel's office and Trump's lawyers have have declined to comment about. "Certainly I'll see what happens, but when they have no collusion and nobody has found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview".
President Donald Trump on Wednesday held a joint press conference at the White House with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. For 11 months, we have had this phoney cloud over this administration. At the time Trump was refuting congressional testimony by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in which Comey claimed that the president had asked for Comey's loyalty.
"I can only say this, there was absolutely no collusion", the President said, again making the case that the investigation was damaging the United States. It does hurt our government.
The Department of Justice, headed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reopened the investigation on January 4.
He called the allegations of collusion with Russian Federation and any possible wrongdoing by his campaign "a Democrat hoax" and a "phony cloud" to deflect from Hillary Clinton losing the Electoral College and thus the White House. But it's determined there is no collusion by virtually everybody. Mueller was appointed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Republican President George W. Bush.
"Everybody knows it", Trump continued.