Special Counsel and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, who is probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 us presidential election, wants to question President Donald Trump on the issue, a report has said.
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.
Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, Trump maintained he was "absolutely" prepared to be questioned under oath by the top investigator. Cobb also clarified if the special counsel does call upon Trump, his attorney would be there to guide him through the meeting.
Mr Mueller's investigators have asked current and former Trump administration officials about what Mr Trump cited as reasons for Mr Comey's firing, and why Mr Trump was so concerned about having someone loyal to him oversee the Russian Federation investigation, people familiar with the interviews said.
"There has been no collusion whatsoever", Trump said as he repeatedly did, adding "there's no obstruction whatsoever".
The president also said that young undocumented immigrants could get a path to citizenship in an immigration deal the White House will be negotiating with Congress.
Also Thursday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer criticized the Republicans who have been escalating attacks on the FBI and Justice Department as Mueller's investigation has come closer to Trump's inner circle.
"He remains committed to continued complete cooperation with the (special counsel) and is looking forward to speaking with Mr. Mueller", Cobb said, adding that arrangements were being worked out between Mr. Mueller's team and the President's personal lawyers.
Richman said that he and the rest of Comey's team would not comment on the former FBI Director's meeting with Mueller's office.
Trump fired Comey in May, several days after the then-FBI director told Congress that he could not comment on whether there was evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
"I am looking forward to it, actually", Trump said, before offering a preview of what his testimony might look like.
"There has been no collusion whatsoever, there has been no obstruction whatsoever", the president said.
Meantime, the back-and-forth about what format a presidential interview would take continues. I would ask you who you voted for. "The fact is -- you people won't say this but I'll say it -- I was a much better candidate than her", he said.
Trump told reporters on Wednesday he found it "disturbing" that the messages between agents were missing and that the issue was "prime time".