President Trump on Friday trashed Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors in the Russia probe — but said he would “love to” sit down for an interview with the special counsel.
“You have a group of investigators that are all Democrats, and in some cases, they went to the Hillary Clinton [post-election] celebration that turned out to be a funeral,” the president said before heading to Dallas to speak at the NRA convention.
“So you have all these investigators, they’re Democrats, and in all fairness, Bob Mueller worked for Obama for eight years, you look at the statements that were made,” he said about the former FBI chief, a Republican who also served under President George W. Bush.
“I would say this, if I could be — I would love to speak. I would love to. Nobody wants to speak more than me. In fact, against my lawyers, because most lawyers, they never speak on anything. I would love to speak,” the commander-in-chief said in his rambling remarks, interrupting questions from reporters so he could continue talking.
“We have done nothing wrong. There was no collusion with the Russians. There was nothing, no obstruction. You know, very funny, if you fight back, because you people say something wrong or they say something wrong or they leak, which they have been doing, if you fight back, they say, ‘Oh, that’s obstruction of justice,’” he said.
“It is nonsense. Okay, so — let me just — wait, wait. Let me just tell you. So, I would love to speak. I would love to go. Nothing I want to do more because we did nothing wrong.”
The president then hailed his election victory over Clinton — roughly 18 months ago.
“We ran a great campaign. We won easily. We won that easily, 306 to I think 223. We won it easily. That was a great victory. That was a great day for this country,” he added.
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