President Trump said Friday that he is willing to sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller but doesn’t want to it to be “a perjury trap.”
“I’d do it, but under certain circumstances,” Mr. Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One.
The formula includes a follow-up interview to Mr. Trump’s answers to written questions.
Mr. Trump said others had been trapped by the probe, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign early in the administration.
“I don’t want to be set up with a perjury trap,” said Mr. Trump.
The president insisted that the Russia probe was a ginned-up attack by his political enemies.
“There was no talking to Russia. There was no phone calls. I didn’t make phone calls to Russia. I didn’t receive phone calls. I didn’t have meetings. I didn’t have texts. Anything. I have nothing to do with Russia,” said Mr. Trump.
“If we’re going to meet, it’s got to be a fair meeting,” he said.
He called the investigation “a big waste of time.”
The special counsel first targeted alleged Trump campaign collusion with the Kremlin but then expanded the scope to look at obstruction of justice, campaign finance and possibly other issues.
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