But on Wednesday, asked if he is open to meeting Mueller and whether he would set strict conditions, Trump told reporters at the White House: "We'll see what happens".
Facing questions from the press, President Donald Trump appeared to backtrack on a previous commitment he made to meet face-to-face with investigators probing his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.
Flynn is now one of four former Trump campaign officials to face charges by Mueller.
The FBI director's ouster ignited an immediate firestorm in Washington, with both Democrats and Republicans raising questions about whether the president had fired Comey to stymie an investigation into his and his associates' potential wrongdoings.
A US official confirmed that Coats met with the president Thursday morning to explain the importance of Section 702. And it has hurt our government.
"It was a Democrat hoax".
In June, Trump said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
"I did a quick interview with him a long time ago, having to do with an article", Trump clarified, "but I don't know this man". On Friday morning the president said on Twitter that he used tough language during the meeting.
Like Bigfoot and UFOs, the Russian Federation narrative is alive and well in the national media, despite a continuing lack of evidence of "collusion" between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
When reporters asked why he made a decision to tweet about his mental state, Trump replied, "Only because I went to the best colleges, or college".
Trump took the opportunity then to blast the media for their nearly nonstop fixation on the issue of so-called Russian collusion. Democrats have been disputing this, saying there is much work remaining to determine whether Russian Federation attempted to influence the election on Trump's behalf or whether Trump colluded. The charge is denied both by Russian Federation and by the United States president. Chuck Grassley. She is the top Democrat on the panel.
The material wasn't classified, and Ms Feinstein said yesterday that she didn't do anything illegal.
As the top Democrat on the committee, she did not need authorization from Grassley to release it, she said. Her staff helped conduct the interview with Simpson, who had also asked for the interview to be released. So we'll see what happens.
"It [bipartisanship] has largely been broken", said political analyst Norman Ornstein of the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute.
Trump has derided the dossier as a politically motivated hit job.
Meanwhile, it's not a surprise that Trump's lawyers are exploring options for avoiding a face-to-face interview with Mueller's team, Wright said.
"I feel strongly about the environment", he said.
Two Trump campaign aides - including campaign manager Paul Manafort - have been indicted in the investigation.
In the transcript, Fusion GPS co-founder Glen Simpson said Christopher Steele uncovered "alarming" evidence of collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's team and informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation of his findings.
National Norwegian broadcaster TV2 went to the streets in Oslo on Friday, asking people if they wanted to move to the U.S. None said they wanted to leave.
Bannon was also the recipient of an email Donald Trump Jr. sent to a group of senior Trump campaign officials notifying them that WikiLeaks had reached out, according to The Atlantic.
If the Fusion co-founder misled the Judiciary Committee staffers during the August interview, he did so knowing it could result in jail time.
Trump made the remark Thursday during a White House meeting after senators discussed revamping immigration rules.