WashPost: Mueller Will Likely Grill Trump Within Weeks

  • WashPost: Mueller Will Likely Grill Trump Within Weeks

WashPost: Mueller Will Likely Grill Trump Within Weeks

Mueller raised the prospect of interviewing Trump in December, causing the president's attorneys to discuss how to limit the parameters of the session, the Washington Post reports.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has told US President Donald Trump's legal team that his office is likely to seek an interview with him as part of its Russian Federation probe, reports claim.

"There was no collusion between us and the Russians", he said. Maybe Hillary is, I don't know. When you've done nothing wrong, let's be open and get it over with.

He bemoaned the unrelenting focus on alleged Russian Federation ties, saying the probe is "very, very bad for our country". "It's making our country look foolish, and this is a country that I don't want looking foolish".

Despite his anger over Sessions' withdrawal from the investigation, Trump said he stands by the embattled Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid.

Actions under scrutiny include the firing of the former FBI director James Comey; an allegation by Comey that Trump encouraged him to end an investigation into the former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and the president's role in drafting an incomplete and potentially misleading statement about a 2016 meeting with Russians. "The White House is committed to fully cooperating with Mr. Mueller".

He added: "Everything that I've done is 100 percent proper".

Three people familiar with the matter confirmed to the Associated Press that McGahn spoke with Sessions just before he announced his recusal, to urge him not to do so. They are also prepared to discuss the investigation's timeline. The affidavit, the lawyers proposed, would mean Trump wouldn't have to do an interview at all.

Cobb also expressed his confidence that parts of this investigation related to the president will wrap up soon.

Sessions' decision to step away prompted Mueller's appointment.

Sessions' recusal left the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, in charge of the Russian Federation investigation.

The former FBI director's investigation has reached the stage at which an interview with the president himself is imminent.

Trump said Saturday, in response to a reporter's question about whether he would agree to be interviewed if asked to do so by Mueller, that there was "no collusion" and "no crime" and that "everybody tells me I'm not under investigation".