President Trump claims he’s looking forward to answering questions under oath as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. This is Trump speaking to reporters on Wednesday during an impromptu briefing as he prepared to depart for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Reporter 1: “Are you going to talk to Mueller?”
President Donald Trump: “I’m looking forward to it, actually.”
Reporter 2: “You want—do you have a date set? Do you have a date set?”
President Donald Trump: “Here’s the story, just so you understand. There’s been no collusion whatsoever. There’s no obstruction whatsoever. And I’m looking forward to it.”
Shortly after the surprise briefing, one of President Trump’s lawyers, Ty Cobb, quickly tried to walk back Trump’s promise, saying Trump was “speaking hurriedly” and that Trump will be “guided by the advice of his personal counsel.” During Trump’s briefing, he also said he’s open to a path to citizenship after 10 to 12 years for the nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants known as DREAMers, whose DACA program Trump canceled last year, although Trump’s move has been temporarily blocked by a court. In response to Trump’s comments, the far-right-wing website Breitbart News attacked Trump, calling him “Amnesty Don.”