President Donald Trump would not commit Wednesday to being interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russian Federation investigation and called the prospect "unlikely", despite saying past year that he would be willing to speak with him.
"We'll see what happens", Trump said during a joint press conference with the prime minister of Norway.
On "The Situation Room", host Wolf Blitzer played a supercut of the answer Trump gave when asked about special counsel Robert Mueller.
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.
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.
Manafort's business associate, Rick Gates, was also indicted as apart of the probe, while former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pled guilty in the probe. "The witch hunt continues", Trump claimed. There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, and yet on and on it goes. "Republicans should finally take control!" the commander-in-chief wrote. "[Russia President Vladimir] Putin can't love that", Trump said. Mueller's office obtained a guilty plea from Flynn for lying to the FBI about contacts with the USA ambassador to Russian Federation, and the former Trump aide is now cooperating with the investigation.
Trump said he would "100 percent" be willing to share his version of the encounter with Comey under oath.
And in a unusual attempt to somehow prove he is independent of Russian Federation and President Putin, Trump told reporters, "I am for massive oil and gas and everything else.Putin can't love that".
Trump and key members of his team have been repeatedly rejecting all the accusations concerning collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
"It's a novel strategy for the subject of an obstruction of justice investigation to publicly call for more obstruction of justice, but who am I to judge?" said Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman during former president Barack Obama's administration. "It's got to include the wall". Norway is a major supporter of the global pact, but Trump said the proposed restrictions on energy use hurt American businesses.