Donald Trump says Mueller interview 'unlikely'

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

"Every single witness we've interviewed has been consistent on what they have testified to", he said.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington.

Rosenstein appointed Mueller special counsel days later. Mr Trump's lawyers have previously stated their determination to cooperate with requests in the probe, which has already resulted in charges against four of Trump's campaign advisers.

In the transcript, Fusion GPS co-founder Glen Simpson said Christopher Steele uncovered "alarming" evidence of collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's team and informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation of his findings. "It does hurt our government", he said.

"It was a Democrat hoax".

You told NBC News" Lester Holt, "When I made a decision to [fire FBI Director James Comey], I said to myself, "You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story.'" Did you mean you fired Comey to affect the investigation?

Trump denied that, and said he would be "100 percent" willing to tell his version of events under oath.

The US president said he will speak to his attorneys regarding the issue.

"Without getting complete phone records. we will not get a full picture of what conversations may have taken place between the president and his son contemporaneous with the Trump Tower meeting", Schiff said.

Several Republican members of the House Intelligence panel have said in recent weeks they are eager to end the Russian Federation investigation and issue a report, claiming they have almost exhausted the roster of individuals they could interview. "Republicans should finally take control!" Dianne Feinstein. He called her "sneaky" for releasing Russia-related congressional testimony. 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. Feinstein said last week she wasn't consulted on the referral and called it an attempt to deflect attention. And as the top Democrat on the committee, she didn't need authorisation from Grassley to release it.

Trump appears to be laying the groundwork to refuse the interview based on some sort of dubious legal argument, as well as his own false sense of indignation at even being asked.

Trump mentioned Norway in derogatory comments about other countries of migration as US senators briefed him on Thursday on a newly drafted bipartisan immigration bill, according to two sources who asked not to be identified.

Republican Senator from Iowa and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley.

Solberg, by contrast, cited her support of the agreement, which she said would help American businesses.

Trump has derided the dossier as a politically motivated hit job. Florida Rep. Tom Rooney, one of several Republicans leading the intelligence committee probe, has said it's time for the investigation to wind down. "The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice".

Mueller, who's investigating Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and whether anyone close to Trump colluded in it, has also indicated he would like to call back several White House staffers who were interviewed early on to ask about additional information he has received, the person said.

Trump said that while his lawyers first said they would "fight this", in reference to the Russian Federation probe, their outlook evolved after reviewing the documents Mueller had requested.

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