Donald Trump says he won't fire 'bothersome' Robert Mueller

Mr Trump, in the Fox News Channel interview, did not say exactly what he thought had changed about Mr Comey's story.

President Donald Trump has questioned the impartiality of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe into Russia's meddling in the USA election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Trump has disputed Comey's assertion that Trump asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation director for a pledge of loyalty during a meeting.

Trump fired Comey in May and has offered shifting explanations for the ouster, including suggesting it had to do with the FBI's investigation into Trump campaign associates' dealings with Russian Federation.

Mr Mueller was appointed by the US Department of Justice shortly after Mr Comey's termination.

"There's been no collusion, no obstruction and virtually everybody agrees to that, so we'll have to see", Trump said. There has been no collusion. But his arrogant and reckless firing of Comey, along with his attempts to control the investigation by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, could ultimately prove to be Trump's downfall.

James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! USA news reports say some of these staffers have made campaign contributions to Democratic candidates.

Trump appeared to suggest back in May that there might be recordings of their private conversations but, after revealing that he hadn't actually made any, the President suggested he was just trying to keep Comey honest.

"When he found out there may have been tapes out there, I think his story may have changed", Trump said in an interview with Fox News.

The House panel said on June 9 it had written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, asking about the existence of any recordings or memos covering Comey's conversations with Trump and asked that copies of the materials be provided to the panel by June 23.

On June 8, Comey testified in Congress that he felt something inappropriate was happening when the president told him, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway muddied the waters a little on Friday morning when she told CNN that, while Mr Trump "answered definitively" he has made no tapes, "he left open the possibility that they may exist".

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