Later in the press conference, Trump told reporters he thought it was "better to work with Russia" on matters of worldwide import - like North Korea - but said that his actions on energy development, as well as rebuilding the US military, weren't policies that would earn him any praise from the Kremlin.
"I mean, certainly, I'll see what happens", he said. "But when they have no collusion, and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview".
The comments implied a U-turn from last June when the president said he would be "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath about his interactions with James Comey, whom he fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At the time, he said about Mueller, "I would be glad to tell him exactly what I told you".
President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE on Wednesday called on Republicans to "take control" of the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia and labeled the ongoing probe the "single greatest With Hunt in American history".
He repeated an inaccurate claim that "all" Democrats agree there was no collusion.
Trump, who was asked if he would be willing to be interviewed, or would set any terms and conditions, went on to criticise the way in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed his old rival Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server as secretary of state.
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In this photo, the TV host attended the 50th anniversary celebration of Wilhelmina on November 14, 2017 in New York City. Is this why she she won't come out of her house?! "She talks about the baby nonstop".
"There has been no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians or Trump and Russians. Everybody knows it, every committee".
He claimed that the Russian Federation investigation into his campaign and possible collusion was a "Democrat hoax" brought up by the party as an excuse for its defeat in the 2016 election. In fact, Clinton's win by almost three million in the popular vote did not translate to the electoral college.
The president also told reporters in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday that any immigration deal he signs must include funding for his promised wall on the US-Mexico border.
The comments come amid reports that Trump's legal team is preparing a response to a possible interview request from Mueller's team.
The special counsel and congressional committees investigating the matter have yet to reach a conclusion about whether any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation took place. Trump added the issue had featured little in their discussions but he might be willing to reconsider the USA decision to walk away if it can strike a better deal. Just 41 percent said it is somewhat likely or very likely that Mueller will indict a member of Trump's family on criminal charges in the coming year. "So we could conceivably go back in".