Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Trump says interview with Mueller 'unlikely'

Trump says interview with Mueller 'unlikely'

Pressed on the topic, Mr Trump said it "seems unlikely" that the interview would occur, given the lack of evidence to support claims of collusion.

"The witch hunt continues", Mr. Trump added, making clear his disdain for the investigation, which has resulted in a guilty plea against his former National Security Adviser for not telling the truth about contacts with Russian Federation, and an indictment against his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

As far as any potential interview with Mueller, Trump left things vague, saying "certainly, we'll see what happens" while intimating that it might not be necessary because the collusion is unsubstantiated.

Trump, who kicked Wednesday off by railing against the Russian Federation "witch hunt", said during the press conference that the investigation has been a "phony cloud over this administration, over our government". "But again, I'll speak to attorneys". It does hurt our government. He proceeded to say the words "no collusion" several times more, bringing up Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the 2016 election, and insisting that the Russian Federation investigation is "a Democratic hoax" created to deflect from their 2016 White House loss.

"We'll see that happens". "[Russia President Vladimir] Putin can't love that", Trump said. -Let's call it a soft eight.

Why? Because he has absolutely convinced himself that there is no "there" there, and that "everyone" knows it.

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. While no collusion is alleged yet, it is incorrect to assert that those investigations have definitively concluded there was no collusion.

The Russia investigation has hovered over the administration as Trump continues to try to tackle complex domestic issues, specifically immigration reform that both addresses the legal status of those covered by an Obama-era immigration policy allowing children brought to the United States illegally as children, as well as funding for his long-promised border wall.

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