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.
The president also called the Russian Federation probe the "greatest single Witch Hunt in American history" and urged congressional Republicans to "finally take control" of the investigation.
The White House has declined to confirm reports that Mueller plans to seek an interview with the president, although a spokeswoman has said the White House is cooperating fully with the special counsel's investigation.
"I'll speak to attorneys", Trump told reporters in the East Room during a news conference with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, when asked whether he would speak with Mueller without preconditions. "When they have no collusion-and nobody's found any collusion at any level-it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview".
It's true that Mueller's probe hasn't yet turned up any evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian government, or at least hasn't released any such evidence publicly.
Mueller has reportedly indicated to Trump's lawyers that his team would like to interview the president as part of the investigation.
He explained that Mueller could ask Trump why he asked former FBI Director James Comey to take it easy on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and why he later fired Comey. He said of Mueller then: "I would be glad to tell him exactly what I told you".
Trump's latest sharp remarks on the Russian Federation probe comes after reports emerged that Mueller's probe will likely request an interview with Trump. "There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes", Trump tweeted Wednesday. Some analysts have suggested that Mr Mueller may also be investigating if Mr Trump's handling of the Flynn affair amounted to an obstruction of justice.
The transition group's letter, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, asked GSA to find the memo under the federal Freedom of Information Act and turn it over to Trump for America. "We're getting more powerful by the month, by the day", Trump said.
"We had a great talk this morning with President Moon (of South Korea), and I think that a lot of good things are happening".
Facing a rightwing backlash over his apparent willingness to accept a path to citizenship for Dreamers, Trump denied if he might sign an immigration deal that does not include funding for a border wall.
Mr. Calabresi, who once clerked for conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, said Congress is exactly where charges against a sitting president should be debated.
Mike Conaway, who has led the probe since Nunes stepped aside, have "tried to keep the investigation on track", but "the chairman has a different agenda". Trump has contended that the investigations are an excuse by Democrats to explain his upset win over Clinton, a former secretary of state. Was Trump's reluctance to fire Flynn about showing loyalty to a man who was also loyal during the campaign?
"I don't believe there is any way back for Mr Bannon at this point", Mr Gidley said.