Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump says interview with Russian Federation investigator 'unlikely'

Trump says interview with Russian Federation investigator 'unlikely'

During an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, President Donald Trump doubled down on his assertion that his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation, that there was "no crime" and "no obstruction".

While discussions are underway about President Donald Trump possibly speaking with special counsel Robert Mueller's team, FBI investigators have not so far requested an interview with Vice President Mike Pence, a person familiar with the matter said. "It has been determined that there's been no collusion", Trump said. "Unless they've executed two of your dogs for being witches, yours isn't the greatest".

One can't conjure up a scenario whereby Mueller misses the opportunity to ask President Trump questions. Following his lead, several GOP-led committees are now investigating whether the dossier formed the basis for the FBI's initial investigations.

Rosenstein appointed Mueller special counsel days later.

Trump's message, in short, is a demand that his fellow Republicans try to obstruct the execution of justice.

Did you tell Flynn what to say to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about President Barack Obama's sanctions?

Trump was recently questioned about whether he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself on matters related to Russian Federation earlier this year.

Trump described the probe as a cloud over his administration. He's highly respected. Very good guy, very smart guy, the Democrats like him, the Republicans like him.

Schiff complained that Republicans were unwilling to press those members of the Trump team who participated in a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower for a complete record of their communications over email, telephone, and encrypted applications.

The Russia probe has ramped up significantly in recent weeks.

Comey later said he believes Trump fired him because he refused the president's overtures to go easy on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

So far, Mueller has indicted President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his long-time business partner and campaign official Rick Gates, but for charges not related to the campaign. Simpson said he gave the dossier about Trump to the Federal Bureau of Investigation because he was "very concerned" about a potential national security matter.

Here are the newsy statements Trump made during a January 10 joint press conference with Norway's prime minister, along with key context. "And we are not going to let that happen", he said.

"It seems unlikely that you would even have an interview", he added.

It's one thing, of course, to tell all of this to a bunch of reporters covering the White House and quite another to say the same thing to the special counsel's office during a deposition.

"And, as for the part about Russian Federation and the world laughing at our stupidity?"

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