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For 11 months, we have had this phoney cloud over this administration.

Trump has repeatedly attacked the probe, and has falsely asserted that it has been proven that there was no collusion between Team Trump and Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation, including in a tweet on Wednesday. He proceeded to say the words "no collusion" several times more, bringing up Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the 2016 election, and insisting that the Russian Federation investigation is "a Democratic hoax" created to deflect from their 2016 White House loss.

Expecting that Mr Mueller will ask to interview Mr Trump, the President's legal team is discussing a range of options for the format of such an interview, such as written responses to questions in lieu of a formal sit-down, according to NBC News.

Asked at that June press conference whether he'd speak to Mueller, Trump told reporters he "would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you".

The president's legal team has anticipated that Mueller will request an interview with Trump at some point, a possibility that the special counsel's office and Trump's lawyers have have declined to comment about.

Talks about the potential interview by members of Trump's legal team reportedly started previous year after Trump's former campaign chairman, was indicted.

While it's unclear who he was referring to, congressional Democrats have repeatedly raised concerns about Trump and his associates' behavior.

"When they have no collusion...it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview", Trump said during a press conference at the White House Wednesday, during which he called the Russian Federation investigation a "Democratic hoax".

Trump, who was asked if he would be willing to be interviewed, or would set any terms and conditions, went on to criticise the way in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed his old rival Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

New York Times correspondent Peter Baker agreed, recalling Trump's history in depositions.


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