News reported on Monday that President Donald Trump's lawyers are talking with FBI investigators about a potential interview between Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and the president, and even looking for ways to possibly avoid it happening altogether.
President Donald Trump said during an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he should get more credit for "having great insight" when he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last May.
Mueller, who is 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.
"President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the first of 52 "F-52 and F-35" fighter jets have been delivered to Norway - proudly touting the "$10 billion" sale of military equipment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally during a news conference with the Norwegian prime minister. "But when they have no collusion - and nobody has found any collusion at any level - it seems unlikely that you would even have an interview", Trump said.
On Wednesday Trump said it is "unlikely" he will have a sit down with Mueller, arguing there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation.
Responding to a question on USA desire to improve the relationship with other countries, President Donald Trump has said that working with countries like India, Russia and China is a good, not bad thing.
He said he would be "glad to" speak to Mueller about it.
Trump has since backtracked on meeting with Mueller as the special counsel's investigation escalated dramatically in the intervening months. Democrats have been disputing this, saying there is much work remaining to determine whether Russian Federation attempted to influence the election on Trump's behalf or whether Trump colluded.
Trump reiterated that demand when he then fired Comey, making it clear to Russian officials in the Oval Office and in a media interview that he took that action in hopes it would end the investigation. Dianne Feinstein released an interview transcript from the committee's investigation over the objections of Chairman Chuck Grassley, saying she was frustrated by Republican attempts to undermine the investigation.
That same day Trump resurfaced dubious claims about the investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. Feinstein told reporters that she didn't tell Grassley beforehand, and "I owe him an apology and I will give him an apology as soon as I see him".
"Every single witness we've interviewed has been consistent on what they have testified to", he said.
Robert Mueller is leading the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States election.
Trump has given contradictory answers to the question of whether he will have a formal sit-down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Her staff helped conduct the interview with Mr Simpson, who had also asked for the interview to be released.
Schiff said one of Trump's daughters - Ivanka - could provide valuable information to the investigation, but he said the GOP has yet to back efforts to request an interview with her. "He says "Just let me at it", and that's the problem".
According to the report, Trump's lawyers began their own internal discussions on the subject "shortly after the president's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was indicted in late October for money laundering in connection with his business dealings with Ukraine".
It also permits the Central Intelligence Agency and FBI to search that material, which includes social media postings, in the course of criminal investigations.