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Donald Trump says he would ‘love to’ talk to special counsel Robert Mueller, but wants fairness in ‘pure witch hunt’

The president adds that the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is ‘a pure witch hunt’  

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 May, 2018, 11:27pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 05 May, 2018, 1:32am

US President Donald Trump said today that he would “love to” speak to special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia inquiry but added that he wanted to ensure he’d be “treated fairly”.

Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday morning before heading to Dallas, Texas, to address the annual convention of the National Rifle Association, Trump again expressed interest in consenting to an interview.

“I would love to go. Nothing I want to do more,” the president said. But Trump said it was essential to “find that we’re going to be treated fairly because everybody sees it now and it’s a pure witch hunt.”

Trump ‘threatened with grand jury by Mueller if he won’t talk’

Trump’s comments come as he is being newly advised concerning Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election by Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor and federal prosecutor.

Giuliani has warned Trump against sitting down for an interview with Mueller and has suggested that the president needs to place limits on his level of cooperation with the investigation.