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Russia election meddling probe: US President Donald Trump 'very eager' to be interviewed

The president's lawyer Ty Cobb in an interview said that Donald Trump is very eager to sit down and explain whatever is responsive to the questions that Robert Mueller might pose.

Published: 18th January 2018 06:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2018 06:47 PM   |  A+A-

Donald Trump's political future may well hinge on 2018, when he risks losing control of Congress in crucial elections that kick off the next White House battle -- likely to pit the president against both Democrats and rogue Republican challengers.

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By AFP

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is "very eager" to speak to the special counsel overseeing the Russia election meddling probe into claims that he colluded with Moscow, his lawyer said.

Ty Cobb told CBS in interview excerpts released Thursday that Trump is "very eager to sit down and explain whatever is responsive to the questions" that Robert Mueller might pose.

Trump last week said he did not expect to meet with Mueller.

"When they have no collusion ... it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview," Trump told a news conference during which he repeated that there was no collusion several times.

Those comments were a change from ones he made in June last year when he said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about conversations he had with former FBI director James Comey.

The Mueller team is also looking at is Trump's abrupt firing of Comey in May and whether this was intended to thwart the Russia investigation -- which could amount to obstruction of justice.



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