President Donald Trump said Wednesday it "seems unlikely" that he'll have to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding the ongoing investigation into allegations that Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, repeatedly adding that there was "no collusion".
After being asked again, Trump said, "We will see what happens".
When asked whether he was willing to give an interview to special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump said, "Well, there was no collusion between Russians and the Trump campaign".
This is a real exchange that happened between President Donald Trump and Fox News' chief White House correspondent John Roberts in a press conference with the Norwegian prime minister on Wednesday afternoon. When I watch you interviewing all of the people leaving their committees, I mean, the Democrats are all running for office, trying to say this and that, but bottom line they all say, there's no collusion.
As has become routine, Trump fervently denied Wednesday that any collusion took place and described such a suggestion as "a phony cloud" that has hung "over this administration and our government". 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.
At a press conference in the summer, Trump said he was "100%" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with James B. Comey, whom he fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director in May.
"I can only say this, there was absolutely no collusion", the President said, again making the case that the investigation was damaging the United States.
"It has been determined that there is no collusion by virtually everybody". There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes.
The Department of Justice, headed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reopened the investigation on January 4.
Mueller's investigation, as well as several House and Senate probes into Russia's election meddling, are still ongoing and have yielded no conclusive results.