'Seems unlikely' I'll need to speak with Mueller

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Although Trump didn't directly answer Fox News reporter John Roberts' question about whether he would agree to an interview, a source told The Washington Post that he was open to the idea.

Russian Federation and the entire world are laughing at the stupidity of the probe into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign team and Moscow, US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. But once Trump fired Comey two months later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, to run the probe and to report to him.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll found 48 percent of respondents said special counsel Robert Mueller will exonerate Trump in 2018 while just 37 percent said it was not too likely or not at all likely Trump will be cleared of any wrongdoing related to Russian interference.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the president's lawyers are preparing for the possibility that Mueller's team will ask to conduct an interview with the president himself. "And when you talk about interviews, Hillary Clinton had an interview where she wasn't sworn in, she wasn't given the oath, they didn't take notes, they didn't record and it was done on the Fourth of July weekend. And I respect that very much", she said.

United States intelligence agencies believe Russian Federation tried to sway the election in favour of Mr Trump and a special counsel - that's Robert Mueller - is looking into whether anyone from his campaign colluded in the effort.

Trump, who kicked Wednesday off by railing against the Russian Federation "witch hunt", said during the press conference that the investigation has been a "phony cloud over this administration, over our government". "It's a Democrat hoax that was brought up as an excuse, for losing an election". So far, four individuals in Trump's orbit have been charged as part of Mueller's investigation - former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former campaign adviser and longtime Manafort associate Rick Gates, early foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Later in the press conference, Trump told reporters he thought it was "better to work with Russia" on matters of global import - like North Korea - but said that his actions on energy development, as well as rebuilding the USA military, weren't policies that would earn him any praise from the Kremlin.

Four people have been charged so far, including Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Certainly, I'll see what happens.

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