President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that he would "love" to be fulfill special counsel Robert Mueller's request for questioning under oath.
Here's what he said to reporters:
"Are you gonna talk to Mueller?" a reporter asked.
"I'm looking forward to it, actually," he responded.
"Here's the story," he said, "just so you understand. There's been no collusion whatsoever. There's no obstruction whatsoever, and I'm looking forward to it."
"I do worry when I look at all of the things that you people don't report about, with what's happening, if you take a look at, you know, the five-month's worth of missing texts," he explained. "That's a lot of missing texts. And as I said yesterday, that's primetime."
The president was referring to the FBI admission that the agency had accidentally failed to collect texts from an FBI official who was taken off the Russian investigation because of anti-Trump bias in other collected texts.
"So you do sorta look at that and say, 'what's going on?' " Trump continued. "Uh, you do look at certain texts where they talk about insurance policies or insurance, or they say the kinds of things they're saying. You gotta be concerned."
"But I would love that, and I would like to do it as soon as possible," he added.
"So here's the story," he responded when asked when he would be questioned by Mueller, "I guess they're talking about two or three weeks, but I would love to do it. I have to say, subject to my lawyers and all of that, but I would love to do it."
Here's the audio of Trump talking to reporters:
Audio: President Trump tells reporters he would be happy to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller under oath, but will listen to the advice of his lawyers. https://t.co/VPJaNrkzwF pic.twitter.com/XKsIzTt8A5
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The FBI investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign reportedly sought to question Trump about his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey and his former national security adviser, Mike Flynn.