Trump to 'meet' Mueller over Russian meddling probe

ANI | Updated: Jan 25, 2018 06:42 IST

Washington D.C [USA], Jan 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday planned to meet and speak with special counsel Robert Mueller soon, in connection with the Russian collusion investigation.

According to The Hill, the White House has sought to comply with the special counsel's requests in hopes that the investigation will wrap soon and clear Trump of any wrongdoing.

"I'm looking forward to it. I would do it under oath," said Trump.

Meanwhile, Trump has ridiculed the Russia investigation as a "witch hunt" and a "hoax".

The US President expected that he would speak to Mueller within two to three weeks, adding that the date and other formalities were being worked out by his lawyers.

US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions was interviewed by Mueller, over his investigation on the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections, a justice department spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The United States intelligence community believes that the Russian government was engaged in electoral interference during the 2016 US presidential elections.

A January 2017 assessment by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) stated that Russian leadership preferred Trump over Hillary Clinton and that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an "influence campaign" to harm Clinton's electoral chances and "undermine public faith in the US democratic process. (ANI)