Trump says interview with Mueller 'unlikely'

Calvin Saunders
January 11, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller has added a prosecutor who specializes in cyber crimes to his team investigating Russia's interference in the election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

"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.

Pressed on the topic, Mr Trump said it "seems unlikely" that the interview would occur, given the lack of evidence to support claims of collusion.

"I will say this, there is collusion, but it's really with the Democrats and the Russians, far more than it is with the Republicans and the Russians", he said. For 11 months, they've had this phony cloud over this administration, over our government. "It does hurt our government", Trump said, referring to the investigation into his alleged ties to Russian Federation.

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President Donald Trump xxx Norwegian Prime Minster Erna Solberg during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington.

When Roberts asked Trump whether he would be open to meeting with Mueller "without condition" or only do so under strict limitations on the scope of questioning, Trump responded that because there was "no collusion", it would be "unlikely that you'd even have an interview".

"There was absolutely no collusion". It does hurt our government. "It was a Democratic hoax that was brought up as an excuse for losing an election". He goes with the alternative "nobody's found any collusion" once. While no collusion is alleged yet, it is incorrect to assert that those investigations have definitively concluded there was no collusion.

The Department of Justice, headed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reopened the investigation on January 4. He believes he is totally innocent of any wrongdoing but, in defending himself, he relies on a script built on inferences, questionable facts and outright falsehoods.

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