Mueller plans questions Trump on Flynn, Comey firings

Jan 26, 2018, 02:01

Mr Trump said he "would like to do it as soon as possible. subject to my lawyers and all of that".

The New Tork Times reported Tuesday that Comey had been interviewed previous year by Mueller and that the discussion involved the memos Comey took about his interactions with Trump.

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he "would love to" be questioned under oath by Russian Federation collusion prosecutor Robert Mueller, adding it could happen in the coming weeks.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for several hours last week as part of the ongoing probe into ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign, two Justice Department officials said Tuesday.

It has always been expected that Mueller would seek to interview Trump, in part because the special counsel is scrutinising whether actions he took in office were attempts to blunt the Russian Federation investigation, according to people familiar with questions posed to witnesses.

It's likely that investigators will press the president about his contacts with James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director Trump abruptly fired in May.

"The president wants to see this end, and he wants to see them finally come to the same conclusion that I think most everyone in America has, that there is nothing to this". Flynn and George Papadopoulos, a young campaign aide, have already pleaded guilty to lying about their Russian Federation contacts and are cooperating with the probe under their respective plea agreements.

White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb later qualified the president's remarks, telling ABC News that Mr. Trump was speaking hurriedly before departing for Davos and that arrangements are still being worked out between Mueller's team and the president's lawyers.

"There has been no collusion whatsoever, there has been no obstruction whatsoever", the president said. Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from all matters related to the 2016 campaign, the power to fire Mueller falls to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

CNN says McCabe "has come under public criticism by Trump and his allies in recent weeks over the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and his connections to anti-Trump messages sent between two FBI employees during the campaign".

Trump on Wednesday reiterated that there was "no collusion" between members of his presidential campaign and Moscow.

"You fight back, oh, it's obstruction", Trump says mockingly of his critics.

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