On Wednesday, President Trump said that he is “looking forward” to testify in special counsel, Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
“There has been no collusion whatsoever, there has been no obstruction whatsoever.” President Trump told reporters on Wednesday.
Trump also said that he is willing to testify under oath, however, he would leave the logistics of the sit-down to his lawyers. A possible date for the meeting is said to be in “about two or three weeks.”
The president boasted his willingness to testify under oath to federal prosecutors, questioning if his former 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, had been interviewed under oath.
“She didn’t do it under oath, but I would do it under oath,” Trump said.
When asked if Mueller would be fair to him in the investigation, Trump reportedly said that they were going to find out soon.
The president previously expressed his reticence in a possible interview with Mueller, calling the testimony unnecessary and a “hoax” pushed by the Democratic party.
One of the key talking points in the interview would be Trump’s influence over the firing of FBI Chief, James Comey, who had written memos describing his meetings with the president.
According to Comey’s testimony to Congress, Trump pressured him to drop the FBI’s investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Trump later acknowledged that the firing was due to the poor handling of the Russia investigation.
More so, the president will likely be questioned about his reasons for firing The ex-chief adviser reportedly lied to Vice President Mike Pence about pre-inaugural meetings with Russian Ambassador, Robert Kislyak. Flynn pleaded guilty last month to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the ambassador and had agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team.
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