Special Counsel Mueller Hasn't Requested Interview With Vice President Pence

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The dodge was a marked change from June, when Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey, denying that it was related to his handling of the Russian Federation investigation, and said he would "100 percent" be willing to give a sworn statement to Mueller.

His hacking revealed that Hillary Clinton was using a private email account while she was secretary of state, and he was sentenced in September 2016 to four years and four months in US prison.

Trump also shared via Twitter a video clip of a joint news conference he held with Solberg on Wednesday afternoon.

To recap, Mueller's appointment as special counsel in May came with broad jurisdiction.

"It's a Democrat hoax that was brought up as an excuse for losing an election", Trump said.

Schiff said a Thursday morning tweet from Trump nearly "doomed" a key House vote to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program.

We know for a fact that there is zero evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians in any criminal way.

The special counsel's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with Mr Trump, but no details have been worked out.

New York Magazine writes that "no sane lawyer would let Trump sit for an interview with Mueller". Would you be willing to meet with him without conditions, or would you demand that a strict set of parameters be placed around any encounter between you and the special counsel?

"I wish we'd do some of that".

"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 said. Trump has previously used the text messages to deride the Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose reputation he had claimed was "in tatters".

The Washington Post says the White House has not responded to a request for comment on the issue, nor to a question about Trump being a Call of Duty fan.

"When you talk about interviews, Hillary Clinton had an interview where she wasn't sworn in".

Comey told Congress in July of 2016 that the bureau's interview with Clinton was not recorded and that she did not swear an oath to tell the truth. Uh, that's perhaps ridiculous, and a lot of people looked upon that as being a very serious breach, and it really was. Much of that probe may center on the president's own actions, such as the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey.

Trump then pivoted from his call for Republicans to wrest control of the investigations and attacked the FBI agents whose anti-Trump text messages were released by Congress late previous year.

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