Trump Argues the Russia Investigation Is Hurting the US Government

Trump says interview with Mueller ‘unlikely

Cybercrimes play a large role in the investigation, as Russian hackers stand accused of stealing emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic party.

When he was asked whether he'd be open to sitting down with Mueller for an interview, Trump again responded, "We'll see what happens".

Trump's legal team is preparing for a potential interview with Mueller and is in preliminary discussions with his office on the parameters, according to a person familiar with the matter.

President Donald Trump held a joint press event with the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, and did not hold back on his thoughts about the Mueller investigation.

Mueller and his team are investigating whether Russian Federation and Trump's Republican campaign co-ordinated to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump worked to obstruct an FBI investigation into his aides.

Trump said he would "100 percent" be willing to share his version of the encounter with Comey under oath. The Justice Department which chose the special counsel is run by Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions. For 11 months, they've had this phony cloud over this administration, over our government.

He called the allegations of collusion with Russian Federation and any possible wrongdoing by his campaign "a Democrat hoax" and a "phony cloud" to deflect from Hillary Clinton losing the Electoral College and thus the White House.

"But it has been determined that there was no collusion, and by virtually everybody, so we'll see what happens", he added.

The special counsel's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with Trump, but no details have been worked out. So far, four individuals in Trump's orbit have been charged as part of Mueller's investigation - former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former campaign adviser and longtime Manafort associate Rick Gates, early foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"I mean, certainly, I'll see what happens", he said. He says, "It seems unlikely you'd even have an interview".