A source with knowledge of the meeting, which occurred last month, said that it was not the first instance in which Mueller expressed a desire to meet with Trump as he continues to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign.
President Donald Trump said during a joint press conference with the Norwegian prime minister on Wednesday that he would "see what happens" if he were asked to interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Pressed again as to whether he would meet with Mueller's team, Trump again said, "We'll see what happens", before suggesting that he might not need to be interviewed at all.
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.More news: No Traveling for New York's Columbus Statue, Mayor Decides
There certainly have been suspicious reports about events such as the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower and contacts between Russian individuals and campaign adviser George Papadopoulos (who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating). When I watch you interviewing all of the people leaving their committees, I mean, the Democrats are all running for office, trying to say this and that, but bottom line they all say, there's no collusion.
"There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes", he tweeted. Senior Democratic Senator Ben Cardin attacked Trump for having "barely acknowledged the threat posed by Putin's repeated attacks on democratic governments and institutions".
"Our position has always been that if asked we'll cooperate", this person said.
Trump called that decision "unfair". I suppose it's also technically possible that the F-52 is such a super-secret new fighter that we've never heard of it before now, although I'm not convinced that Norway would be the number-one market for that kind of tech.More news: Boston Scientific (BSX) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows
Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are all but certain to issue separate, bipartisan reports that will be believed by members of their own parties.
Trump, who has been faced with criticism from the Republican base over softening his stance, told a questioner that the Bill must include border security features, including funding for his pet project to build a wall along the Mexican border.
Once again on Wednesday Trump did not criticise Russia's President Vladimir Putin directly, but he did contend that he is not pursuing policies calculated to please the Kremlin.
Mike Conaway, who has led the probe since Nunes stepped aside, have "tried to keep the investigation on track", but "the chairman has a different agenda".
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