President Donald Trump on Wednesday didn’t dismiss the prospect of sitting down for an interview with particular counsel Robert Mueller, saying, “we’ll see what occurs.”
“There was no collusion between the Trump marketing campaign and Russians, or Trump and Russians,” the president stated at a information convention with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
Trump then modified the topic to Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent within the 2016 presidential race.
Pressed once more as as to if he would meet with Mueller’s group, Trump once more stated, “We’ll see what occurs,” earlier than suggesting that he won’t must be interviewed in any respect.
“Once they don’t have any collusion, and no one has discovered any collusion at any stage, it appears unlikely that you’d even have an interview,” he stated.
Trump’s equivocating reply was a stark departure from the hard-charging optimism he expressed in June of final yr, when he stated he could be “100 %” keen to testify below oath as a part of the investigation.
Within the months since then, Trump’s former nationwide safety advisor and marketing campaign aide, Michael Flynn, has pleaded responsible to mendacity to federal investigators, as has one other of Trump’s former marketing campaign aides. His former marketing campaign supervisor, Paul Manafort, and Manafort’s longtime affiliate, Rick Gates, have each been indicted on a number of counts associated to cash laundering.