Whenever President Trump decides to grant reporters an impromptu interview, the president’s staff starts running around like chickens with their heads cut off to conduct damage control.
During his latest chat with reporters, Trump made some off the cuff comments about the possibility of interviewing with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team. The president explicitly said that he is prepared to speak with Mueller’s team “under oath.”
Trump’s personal attorney, Ty Cobb, later told the New York Times that “He’s ready to meet with them, but he’ll be guided by the advice of his personal counsel.” In other words, Trump can say whatever his heart desires to reporters, and his lawyers will clean up the mess later.
Trump’s quasi-willingness to testify under oath was just another Trump charade designed to make Americans think that the Russia investigation is a witch hunt.
The president told reporters, “I would love to do that and I’d like to do it as soon as possible.” He then reiterated, “There’s been no collusion whatsoever, no obstruction whatsoever, and I’m looking forward to it.”
His above remarks are about as believable as when he told reporters that there was no collusion because Russian President Vladimir Putin said so while they met in Vietnam.