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Trump says he's "looking forward" to Mueller interview

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President Trump told reporters Wednesday that he'd "love to" speak to Special Counsel Robert Mueller under oath, and that he's "looking forward" to it. Trump added that the interview could come in "two or three weeks." The comments were part of an impromptu news conference outside John Kelly's office before Trump heads to Davos for the World Economic Forum.

Why it matters: This is the first time President Trump signaled that he will be interviewed by Mueller's team, which is investigating whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, as well as if President Trump obstructed their probe.

The big quote: "I would love to do [the interview], and I would like to do it as soon as possible ... I would do it under oath, absolutely."

  • Trump also suggested that the Russia investigation into whether he obstructed justice is because he is "fighting back": "You fight back, oh, it's obstruction," said Trump.
  • He said he'll consult with his lawyers before the meeting.
  • He also pointed to Hillary Clinton, asking whether she testified under oath while being investigated for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

One other note: Trump also said his immigration plan includes a path to citizenship.