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Trump says he's willing to testify in Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe

26 January 2018

A day earlier, the U.S. Justice Department had confirmed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by Mr. Mueller on his investigation on potential links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the presidential election.

Rosenstein appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, to take over the Russian Federation investigation one week after Comey was sacked.

"(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) wp-image-121390" src="http://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Trump-1.jpg" alt=" width="315" height="177" / President Donald Trump has said he is "looking forward" to being interviewed in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the United States election.

US Attorney General Jeff Session last week became the first member of the Trump cabinet to be questioned.

Sanders would not say whether Trump would submit to an interview with Mueller but pledged to "be fully cooperative with the special counsel". He was asked whether the President had obstructed justice when he fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May previous year. Working out the details for an interview could take several weeks, the person said.

"I'm looking forward to it, and I would like to do it as soon as possible", he said. Comey has said publicly that Trump tried to press him to drop an investigation into Flynn.

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Sessions' recusal left Justice Department oversight of the probe to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller to be special counsel after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.

USA intelligence agencies agreed in 2016 that Moscow was responsible for meddling in the presidential election prompting four investigations into any involvement by Trump and his associates.

At the beginning of Trump's administration, Sessions helped lead the Russia investigation but eventually recused himself after controversy erupted over congressional testimony in which he neglected to mention his meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

U.S. intelligence agencies have unanimously agreed that Russian Federation sought to influence the election result in favour of Trump, however, it has not been proven whether anyone in the President's campaign team actively colluded with the Kremlin. The third was George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy advisor on Trump's campaign.

Any interview between Trump and Mueller would serve as a likely crescendo in a months-long drama that has dogged that Trump White House.

Mr Cobb said Mr Trump emphasised he remains committed to cooperating with the investigation and looked forward to speaking with Mr Mueller.

Trump says he's willing to testify in Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe