Trump tells NYT he thinks Mueller will 'be fair'

Dec 30, 2017, 00:11
Trump tells NYT he thinks Mueller will 'be fair'

Trump continued to characterize the Russian collusion investigation "as a hoax, as a ruse, as an excuse for losing an election".

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has begun interviewing Republican National Committee staffers about the GOP digital operation the Trump campaign used to target swing-state voters, Yahoo! "But I think he's going to be fair", Trump said in what the Times described as a 30-minute impromptu interview at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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President Donald Trump has said he has no plans to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

"It makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position", Trump said.

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Trump called it "too bad" that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe. Trump randomly bringing up Paul Manafort's brief tenure as Associate Director of the Presidential Personnel Office for Ronald Reagan, sure? Trump suggested that may end, though, because he claims China is allowing oil to enter North Korea despite worldwide pressure to isolate economically the rouge nation. While he did not answer the Times' question if he thought one of former president Barack Obama's attorney generals, Eric Holder, was more loyal than Sessions, he said Holder "totally protected" Obama, something he has "great respect for".

"Another reason that I'm going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I'm not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes", Trump told the Times. I've seen him a number of times.

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"So they basically have to let me win", he argued. "Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times". The billionare real estate mogul went on to predict another outcome, saying that just months before the next election the press will come to him and say "Please, please, don't lose Donald Trump". "I have no expectations and I can only tell you there is absolutely not collusion", Trump added.