The Week reports:
President Trump told Reuters on Monday that he is “totally allowed” to be involved with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, but has “decided to stay out.”
He added, “As you know, I can go in and I could…do whatever, I could run it if I want.” Mueller’s team is also investigating whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with any Russians and if Trump has obstructed justice.
Trump echoed concerns made by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who said he’s worried investigators will take Trump’s statements and compare them to others who have already been interviewed, like former FBI Director James Comey. “Even if I am telling the truth, that makes me a liar,” Trump said. “That’s no good.”
NEW: @JoaquinCastrotx responds to Trump reportedly saying he "could run" the Mueller probe if he wanted to…
"The President better not make a single move to fire Bob Mueller and if he does, the Congress should move immediately to impeach" him pic.twitter.com/fQjTmrzSKv
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) August 20, 2018
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