Trump walks back his willingness to testify in the Russian Federation investigation

Trump walks back his willingness to testify in the Russian Federation investigation

Echoing his Wednesday morning tweet, Trump decried what he is calling Robert Mueller's "witch hunt", also known as the investigation into Russian interference in the USA election and any possible collusion between Trump, the Trump team, and and Russia.

Four former Trump campaign members have already been charged in connection with Mr Mueller's probe, though none of the charges specifically mentioned collusion. "I mean certainly we'll see what happens - when they have no collusion and nobody's found any collusion at any level it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview".

President Donald Trump xxx Norwegian Prime Minster Erna Solberg during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington.

Mueller has been investigating whether anyone from Trump's team assisted with Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, but also whether Trump tried to obstruct justice by impeding the probe. No formal request has been sent, and no date has been set, but Mr Trump's lawyers are reportedly debating how best to handle the request when it comes.

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Without actually answering the question, Trump responded by insisting that "there has been no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians or Trump and Russians".

The remarks mark a turning point from Trump's statement last June, when he said that he would be "100%" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with Comey. For 11 months, they've had this phony cloud over this administration, over our government. It is a Democrat hoax that was brought up as an excuse for losing an election.

The special counsel's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with Trump, but no details have been worked out. "It has been determined there was no collusion".

Papadopoulos and Flynn each pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to investigators about their Russian Federation contacts. When Karl followed up to ask if he would do so with the special counsel, the president said he "would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you".

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