The president appears to be ready for a one-on-one sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was willing to talk to Mueller under oath for the sweeping probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“I would love to do it,” the president told reporters.
According to reports, Mueller is requesting an interview with the President as he winds down his investigation on whether the president obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey during a collusion probe, Bloomberg reports.
“Here is the story: There has been no collusion whatsoever,” Trump said. “There is no obstruction whatsoever.”
But many are taking the president’s comments with a grain of salt given his apparent flip-flopping on whether he would be interviewed. But negotiations between his legal team and Mueller continue, CNN reports.
“Clearly the names that are coming out now indicate that we’re into the obstruction of justice side of it,” said Stanley Twardy, a former U.S. attorney for Connecticut told Bloomberg. “He’s now getting people who are closest to the president, closest to the issues.”
Mueller has interviewed the likes of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey in recent weeks.