President Donald Trump on Wednesday held a joint press conference at the White House with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
While the two world leaders made statements that discussed national and world security, and U.S.-Norwegian relations, they also took questions at the end of the presser.
When asked if he would give an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, Trump responded that it would be “unlikely” he’d give an interview – especially since there was no collusion on his part.
“There is collusion, but it’s with the Democrats and the Russians, not the Republicans,” Trump said. “The Witch Hunt continues.”
“There was absolutely no collusion. Everybody knows it,” Trump continued. “For 11 months, they’ve had this phony cloud over this administration, over our government. And it has hurt our government. It was a Democratic hoax that was brought up as an excuse for losing an election.”
When asked if he’d be willing to be interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller, President Trump says, “There is no collusion … we’ll see what happens.” pic.twitter.com/J6mUUTsQGZ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 10, 2018
“It has been determined that there is no collusion by virtually everybody. So we’ll see what happens,” Trump added.
The President has said time and again – and has also tweeted – how there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
“When they have no collusion, and nobody has found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely you’d even have an interview,” Trump pointed out.
The press conference was live-streamed here: