President Trump Thinks Interview With Mueller Amid Russia Probe Unlikely

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"It has hurt our government", he said. "It's a Democrat hoax".

And it could have implications for some of the most sensitive aspects of Mueller's inquiry, including the examination into possible obstruction of justice related to the abrupt dismissal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. But Trump later said on national television that "this Russian Federation thing" had been a factor in his decision.

The poll by Politico/Morning Consult, published on Wednesday, found that 48 percent of voters believe it is either very or somewhat likely that the U.S. president will be cleared in the ongoing Russia-related investigation, while 37 percent think it is not too likely or not at all likely that he will be exonerated.

"There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes", he tweeted. Panel heads Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) continue to cooperate as they interview witnesses.

Democrats on Capitol Hill have redoubled their efforts to draw attention to broad issues of election security and what they characterize as risky inaction by Republicans, who control all levels of government in Washington before this year's midterms.

The President also took the opportunity to attack his former Democratic political opponent Hillary Clinton, and insisted any collusion that's happened has been between Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, and the Russians.

Altidor, the Haitian ambassador to the United States, said that Haitian officials "vehemently condemn" Mr. Trump's comments, which he said were "based on stereotypes", according to Yamiche Alcindor, a journalist reporting for the program "PBS NewsHour" who interviewed him.

The FBI released notes from that interview with Clinton in September of 2016.

"There has been no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians or Trump and Russians-no collusion", he said. "Must have tough Primary!"

The material wasn't classified, and Ms Feinstein said she didn't do anything illegal.

Next, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence announces it will investigate Russia's efforts to influence the election.

"Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made a bad deal", Trump told a news conference.

"I feel very strongly about the environment", he said.

Mr Trump has derided the dossier as a politically motivated hit job. Following his lead, several GOP-led committees are now investigating whether the dossier formed the basis for the FBI's initial investigations. "The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public". As of this week, more than 50 such communications have been documented, and two Trump aides have pleaded guilty to felony charges of lying about those contacts.

While Trump suggested that congressional Republicans act more forcefully, he didn't say how.

"Oh come on", she said. "I also think that primary collusion, because there was no collusion on our side, the collusion was on the Democrat side with the Russians".

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