Trump instructed lawyer to induce AG to remain on Russian Federation case

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has added a prosecutor who specializes in cyber crimes to his team investigating Russia's interference in the election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

There has been no official request by Mueller's office to interview the president yet, but Trump's lawyers are anticipating that Mueller may request information from Trump before winding down the investigation into Russia's attempted meddling in the 2016 election.

The president made the comments during a joint White House press conference with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway. Russian Federation & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing.

He repeated an inaccurate claim that "all" Democrats agree there was no collusion. 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. "Republicans should finally take control!" the commander-in-chief wrote. He said, "It seems unlikely you'd even have an interview".

"But it has been determined that there was no collusion, and by virtually everybody, so we'll see what happens", he added.

At a press conference in the summer, Trump said he was "100%" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with James B. Comey, whom he fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director in May.

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As the top Democrat on the committee, she did not need authorization from Grassley to release it, she said. Whether that's true depends to some extent on how you view things like Papadopoulos's awareness of incriminating emails collected by the Russians or Trump Jr.'s responding to the pitch for dirt on Clinton from the Russians with "I love it" - and then sitting down for the meeting. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released this week found that a plurality of respondents, 48 percent, believed that Trump would be exonerated by Mueller.

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.

"The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice", she said.

Trump has often invoked Feinstein on the collusion issue.

"My positions are going to be what people in this room come up with", he said.

Sessions announced on March 2 that he would recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe Sessions' recusal left deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein in charge of the Russian Federation investigation.