President Trump told reporters on Wednesday that it is “unlikely” he will have to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller for an interview because there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia.
“We’ll see what happens,” the president said in response to a reporter’s question during a joint press conference alongside Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. “When they have no collusion … it seems unlikely that you’d even have an interview.”
Mueller is reportedly looking to interview Trump in the coming weeks as part of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race.
This past weekend, Trump indicated he was open to speaking with Mueller.
“It’s sort of like, when you’ve done nothing wrong, let’s be open and get it over with,” he told reporters at Camp David.
Last June, a reporter asked Trump if he would be “100 percent willing” to speak to Mueller under oath about his interactions with ousted FBI Director James Comey, Trump told a reporter, “I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you.”