Donald Trump says Mueller interview 'unlikely'

Donald Trump says Mueller interview 'unlikely'

Donald Trump says Mueller interview 'unlikely'

Asked if he would comply if special counsel Robert Mueller requested to speak with him as part of the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 election, Trump repeated his assertion that "there's been no collusion" and said that "there's been no crime".

US President Donald Trump has said his country could "conceivably" return to the 2015 Paris climate accord if an agreement treated America more fairly, the BBC News reported on Thursday.

At yesterday's joint presser with the Norwegian prime minister, President Donald Trump said it was "unlikely" that he'd do an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his Russian Federation investigation.

In the transcript, Fusion GPS co-founder Glen Simpson said Christopher Steele uncovered "alarming" evidence of collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's team and informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation of his findings.

"This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?"

There was no collusion, Mr Trump said, adding: "I'll see what happens".

Mr Trump denied that, and said he'd be "100 percent" willing tell his version of events under oath.

Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in US elections have pivoted as the new year begins and midterm elections loom, leaving the conclusions of those congressional probes in doubt.

That wasn't known publicly in early 2017, but what did emerge was a report in The Washington Post, based on a leak from the White House, that described Flynn's contact with the ambassador. He joined in August 2016 as chief executive with the backing of the Mercer family and after Trump secured the Republican nomination.

Although controversial, officials from Democratic and Republican administrations have argued the eavesdropping tool is vital to counterterrorism and counterespionage efforts and has saved lives - an argument echoed by Trump's own White House. Dianne Feinstein released an interview transcript from the committee's investigation over the objections of Chairman Chuck Grassley, saying she was frustrated by Republican attempts to undermine the investigation.

"Their [Republicans'] goal, it seems, is to discredit the investigation so that, ultimately, they can discredit any findings that are detrimental to their party or their president", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat.

WaPo again: "Of the three congressional panels investigating the president and Russian Federation, only the Senate Intelligence Committee appears to have maintained bipartisan calm".

The Point: Trump is obsessed and irritated by the ongoing Russian Federation investigations and the questions he continues to get about them.

In June, Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change and made a decision to renegotiate the deal that was agreed upon by over 190 countries during the previous Obama administration.

On Point A: Both Mueller's special counsel investigation and the congressional investigations into Russia's attempted interference in the 2016 election are ongoing. Ms Feinstein told reporters that she didn't tell Grassley beforehand, and "I owe him an apology and I will give him an apology as soon as I see him".

Lockheed Martin - the primary defense contractor for the fifth-generation F-35 fighter - declined to comment on whether a F-52 aircraft is in development but the company has never publicly mentioned plans for an aircraft by that name. "We haven't closed any doors", the source said. In the end, much depends on the course Mueller takes and whether the two sides can reach a deal or end up having a lengthy legal fight to decide the issue.

In October, Mr Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his business associate Rick Gates were accused of conspiring to defraud the United States in dealings with Ukraine.