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

Trump says interview with Mueller ‘unlikely

Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts asked Trump about recent reports that his legal team is working out how to respond to Mueller's potential request to interview Trump as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. "Or would you demand that a strict set of parameters be placed around any encounter between you and the special counsel?"

Legal analysts have said that one charge Mueller might pursue would be a conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, if he can demonstrate that members of Trump's team conspired in Russia's hacking effort to influence the election.

A January 2017 assessment by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) stated that Russian leadership preferred presidential candidate Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton and that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an "influence campaign" to harm Clinton's electoral chances and "undermine public faith in the USA democratic process".

"It has hurt our government", he added. "It was a Democratic hoax that was brought up as an excuse for losing an election". "It has been determined there was no collusion".

"We'll see that happens".

Trump said he'll see what happens, but he also said when they have no collusion, and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview.

The president has repeatedly used the phrase "no collusion" in response to questions about the ongoing Russian Federation investigation - 16 times in 30 minutes during an interview with the New York Times at his golf course in Florida late last month.

"There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes", he tweeted. -Let's call it a soft eight.

President Trump declined to commit Wednesday to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, claiming his testimony isn't necessary for the Russian Federation investigation he called a "Democrat hoax".

On Point B: The congressional committees looking into the Russian matter are chaired by Republicans. Mueller was appointed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Republican President George W. Bush. He believes he is totally innocent of any wrongdoing but, in defending himself, he relies on a script built on inferences, questionable facts and outright falsehoods.

Related news: