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Trump-Russia inquiry: President says he is unlikely to be interviewed

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US President Donald Trump has said it is "unlikely" he will be interviewed by Robert Mueller, the man investigating possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

There was no collusion, Mr Trump said, adding: "I'll see what happens." In June 2017, Mr Trump said he would "100%" be interviewed under oath.

He has consistently denied that his campaign worked with Russia to undermine his opponent Hillary Clinton, calling the accusations a "witch hunt".

Earlier this week the US media reported that Mr Trump's lawyers were in talks with the Mueller investigation to set a date for an interview.

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What is the investigation?

US intelligence agencies believe Russia tried to sway the election in favour of Mr Trump and a special counsel - that's Robert Mueller - is looking into whether anyone from his campaign colluded in the effort. The charge is denied both by Russia and by the US president.

Mr Mueller is looking into:

  • The Russian government's efforts to interfere in the election
  • Any links or co-ordination between Russia and Trump campaign-linked individuals
  • Any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation

Source: BBC