President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "we'll see what happens" in response to a question about whether he would sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigation Russian election interference. "So we'll see what happens", Trump added. "When they have no collusion - and nobody's found any collusion at any level - it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview".
Lawyers for the president have spoken with FBI investigators about a potential interview, three people familiar with the matter.
"The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues", Trump tweeted.
While Trump suggested that congressional Republicans act more forcefully, he didn't say how. Russian Federation and the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing. "Republicans should finally take control!" the commander-in-chief wrote.
The president dismissed the investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion with Trump associates as "a Democrat hoax" that left a "phony cloud" over his first 11 months in office. "[Russia President Vladimir] Putin can't love that", Trump said.
So far, he has charged or negotiated plea deals with four former Trump campaign or administration officials, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign manager Paul Manafort, though Manafort's charges, so far, have nothing to do with his work for Trump.More news: No such thing as Trump fatigue for Stephen Colbert
The FBI, as well as the intelligence committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives, have been handling the investigation into Russia's alleged interference into the 2016 US presidential election.
The remarks mark a turning point from Trump's statement last June, when he said that he would be "100%" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with Comey. "I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you".
Cybercrimes play a large role in the investigation, as Russian hackers stand accused of stealing emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic party.
Ryan K. Dickey was assigned to Mueller's team in early November from the Justice Department's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, a special counsel's office spokesman said.
Also during the news conference, Trump pledged not to sign an immigration bill unless it includes money for his proposed wall along the U.S. Mexico border.