Special Counsel Mueller Hasn't Requested Interview With Vice President Pence
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jan 12, 2018,
Jan 12, 2018, 0:14
A Politico/Morning Consult poll found 48 percent of respondents said special counsel Robert Mueller will exonerate Trump in 2018 while just 37 percent said it was not too likely or not at all likely Trump will be cleared of any wrongdoing related to Russian interference.
Robert Mueller's team of investigators has reportedly expressed interest in speaking with the U.S. president in person, potentially in the next few weeks, though no date has been set.
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. Russian Federation and the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing.
Mueller is also looking at whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the race in his favor, and whether Trump sought to obstruct justice when he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last May. Comey said in a statement last summer that although Clinton's behavior had been "extremely careless", the bureau would not recommend criminal charges be brought against her. Almost half, 45 percent, said Democrats would take control of the House, compared to just 38 percent who said that outcome was not too likely or not likely at all. "When they have no collusion, and nobody has found any collusion, at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview". The president called the move "a disgrace", but the information wasn't classified and Feinstein didn't need authorization to release it. "It has been determined there was no collusion", the United States president said.
"I'll see what happens".
Jake Tapper cuts off contentious interview with Trump aide Stephen Miller
Miller and Bannon were once thought to be kindred spirits - both hard-liners on immigration who sought to exploit Trump's populist rhetoric to advance a nationalist agenda.
Trump has derided the dossier as a politically motivated hit job.
Trump's denials of collusion also don't address a more pressing concern: whether by firing Comey he tried to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation.
"There was absolutely no collusion". Asked about Trump's tweet, she brushed off the idea that the release had anything to do with her election.
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.
"My positions are going to be what people in this room come up with", he said.
Also Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, and FBI Director Christopher Wray were on Capitol Hill to speak to Warner and the Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence panel, North Carolina Sen.