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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.

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In photos: Deadly wildfires devastate California's wine country

The Shady Fire ravages a home as it approaches Santa Rosa in Napa County, California, on Sept. 28. The blaze is part of the massive Glass Fire Complex, which has razed 46,600 acres at 2% containment. Photo: Samuel Corum/Agence France-Presse/AFP via Getty Images

Some 18,700 firefighters are battling 27 major blazes across California, including in the heart of the wine country, where one mega-blaze claimed the lives of three people and forced thousands of others to evacuate this week.

The big picture: 8,155 wildfires have burned across a record 3.86 million acres, killing 26 people and razing almost 7,900 structures in California in per Cal Fire. Just like the deadly fires of 2017, the wine country has become a wildfires epicenter. Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Shasta counties.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 a.m. ET: 33,560,877 — Total deaths: 1,006,564 — Total recoveries: 23,297,593Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 a.m. ET: 7,190,036 — Total deaths: 205,974— Total recoveries: 2,809,674 — Total tests: 103,155,189Map.
  3. Health: Americans won't take Trump's word on the vaccine, Axios-Ipsos poll finds.
  4. Politics: 7 former FDA commissioners say Trump is undermining agency's credibility
  5. States: NYC's coronavirus positivity rate spikes to highest since June.
  6. Sports: Tennessee Titans close facility amid NFL's first coronavirus outbreak.
  7. World: U.K. beats previous record for new coronavirus cases.
  8. Work: United States of burnout — Asian American unemployment spikes amid pandemic
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The first Trump v. Biden presidential debate was a hot mess

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This debate was like the country: Everybody’s talking. Nobody’s listening. Nothing is learned. It’s a mess.

  • We were told President Trump would be savage. Turned out, that was a gross understatement. Even the moderator, Fox News' Chris Wallace, got bulldozed.

Why it matters: Honestly, who the hell knows?