Trump on prospect of meeting with Mueller: 'It seems unlikely'
Jan 11 2018
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "we'll see what happens" in response to a question about whether he would sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigation Russian election interference.
Trump's position, stated during a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House, came in the wake of reports this week that Mueller and his team raised the possibility of an interview with the president during a meeting with his attorneys.
Mueller and his team are investigating whether Russian Federation and Trump's Republican campaign co-ordinated to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump worked to obstruct an FBI investigation into his aides. "When they have no collusion and nobody's found collusion at any level it seems unlikely that you'd have an interview".
There has been growing speculation, however, that Mueller's investigation is increasingly focused on whether Trump, or others in the administration, attempted to impede the probe, rather than on collusion as such. "The Witch Hunt continues". "Republicans should finally take control!"
Forty-eight percent of voters in the Politico/Morning Consult poll said it is "very or somewhat likely" the president will be cleared on wrongdoing in the investigation, while 37 percent said "it's not too likely or not at all likely" the president will be exonerated.
The FBI, as well as the intelligence committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives, have been handling the investigation into Russia's alleged interference into the 2016 US presidential election.
And in a odd attempt to somehow prove he is independent of Russian Federation and President Putin, Trump told reporters, "I am for massive oil and gas and everything else.Putin can't love that".
Ryan K. Dickey was assigned to Mueller's team in early November from the Justice Department's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, a special counsel's office spokesman said.