“I’m looking forward to it, and I would like to do it as soon as possible,” Trump
When asked if he would appear in front of Mueller under oath, The New York Times noted that Trump first responded by asking if his former presidential rival Hillary Clinton had spoken under oath as part of an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server. Clinton submitted to
“She didn’t do it under oath, but I would do it under oath,’’ Trump said, according to The Washington Post.
Trump’s White House lawyer, Ty Cobb, told the Times the president’s comments were made off-the-cuff and tried to downplay the gravity of the statements.
“He’s ready to meet with them, but he’ll be guided by the advice of his personal counsel,” Cobb told the outlet.
Once again, the president also upheld his innocence in the probe and said that there was no collusion with Russia “whatsoever.” Trump also denied that he had moved to obstruct justice, something Mueller’s recent interviews suggest he may be looking into.
“Here’s the story, just so you understand,” Trump said during the unplanned briefing with reporters. “There’s been no collusion whatsoever. There’s been no obstruction whatsoever, and I’m looking forward to it.”
Mueller’s probe has