Trump Says 'Unlikely' He Will Need To Testify In Mueller Probe

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"I can only say this, there was absolutely no collusion".

Rosenstein appointed Mueller special counsel days later. I mean, certainly I'll see what happens.

The report tracks Russian efforts in 19 countries, chronicling misinformation campaigns, the funding of far-right political causes and the manipulation of energy supplies long before 2016 in an attempt to glean lessons for US officials considering how to counteract similar efforts here.

Adding that he'll see "what happens", the president noted that they "have no collusion" to make the case that it won't be necessary.

In a separate tweet, Mr Trump accused Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein of being "underhanded and a disgrace" for disclosing details of a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russian Federation during the presidential campaign.

A month after his firing in May, Comey testified on Capitol Hill that Trump had requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's loyalty, which Comey said he declined.

"There is collusion, but it's with the Democrats and the Russians, not the Republicans", Trump said.

"Of course there was no obstruction, there was no crime", Trump told The Journal on Thursday.

Donald Trump was forced to face White House reporters Wednesday afternoon, and it did not go well for him.

Solberg said Norway was "really appreciative of the good work that we have together with the United States".

In another response to a question by Fox News' chief White House correspondent John Roberts, the president blasted the allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russian officials as a "Democrat hoax" that has cast a "phony cloud" over his administration.

A number of senior Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, have a couple of times denied the "groundless" allegations of Moscow's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election, pointing out that no evidence to support the claims has been provided. Trump could give a sworn statement to Mueller without doing an interview.

Solberg then took the opportunity to push the virtues of environmentally sound technology but Trump responded with a brusque - and freakish - answer.

Robert Mueller is committing fraud against the American tax payer and enriching himself, along with his friends, with our money.

Schiff denied leaking witness interviews but was not asked the more narrow question of whether he has leaked any other details of the investigation or instructed his staff to do so.