President Trump told White House reporters Wednesday that he is not only willing, but he is "looking forward" to being interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller as he proceeds with his investigation into potential Russian collusion. That interview may come sooner than we think.
BREAKING: Trump says he's "looking forward" to being interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 24, 2018
Says no date set yet, but his lawyers tell him likely in next 2-3 weeks, @PeterAlexander reports
What's more, he would "absolutely" do it under oath.
Trump has called the special counsel investigation a "witch hunt" in the past, but pledged not to fire Mueller.
Four indictments have come down so far in the investigation. The first two were against Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates for money laundering. The third was George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy advisor on Trump's campaign. He lied to the FBI about his Russian contacts. The fourth was former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who lied to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. He was fired from the White House after misleading the vice president.
No evidence has surfaced so far, however, to prove the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the election. It is perhaps why Trump is so eager to interview with Mueller.
“There has been no collusion whatsoever, there has been no obstruction whatsoever,” the president said.
In that same interview with reporters Wednesday, Trump dropped a few other bombshells. For one, he said despite media reports he doesn't recall asking acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe about his voting record. Second, he indicated he'd be open to a DACA fix that allows recipients who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to get citizenship within 10-12 years.