Donald Trump has said it "seems unlikely" that he would give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
This is a real exchange that happened between President Donald Trump and Fox News' chief White House correspondent John Roberts in a press conference with the Norwegian prime minister on Wednesday afternoon.
Reports surfaced this week that the president's lawyers have corresponded with FBI investigators about a potential interview between Trump and Mueller.
In a separate tweet, Mr Trump accused Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein of being "underhanded and a disgrace" for disclosing details of a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russian Federation during the presidential campaign.
Trump said he'll see what happens, but he also said when they have no collusion, and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview.
Mr Trump's lawyers have previously stated their determination to co-operate with requests in the probe, which has already resulted in charges against four of Mr Trump's campaign advisers.
"The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues", Trump tweeted. There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes.
The United States intelligence community believes that the Russian government was engaged in electoral interference during the 2016 USA presidential election.
The remarks mark a turning point from Trump's statement last June, when he said that he would be "100%" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with Comey. No administration officials have been questioned by Mueller in about a month, the person said.
Also during the news conference, Trump pledged not to sign an immigration bill unless it includes money for his proposed wall along the U.S. Mexico border.
The original Federal Bureau of Investigation counter intelligence probe was launched in part because a Trump campaign adviser was said to have told an Australian diplomat that Russian Federation had emails that could embarrass Democrats, and in July 2016, private Democratic messages thought to have been hacked by Russian Federation began appearing online. We need the wall for security.