Asked if he would comply if special counsel Robert Mueller requested to speak with him as part of the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 election, Trump repeated his assertion that "there's been no collusion" and said that "there's been no crime".
Trump said "we'll see what happens" when asked if he would provide an interview to Mueller's team.
US President Donald Trump says that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
"President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the first of 52 "F-52 and F-35" fighter jets have been delivered to Norway - proudly touting the "$10 billion" sale of military equipment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally during a news conference with the Norwegian prime minister.
"When they have no collusion and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview".
Finger-pointing and acrimony surrounding probes of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election intensified Thursday, with the Trump White House and Democratic lawmakers trading accusations of undermining and manipulating investigations that require bipartisan buy-in to succeed.
Trump was referring to the obstruction-of-justice case the special counsel, Robert Mueller, is said to be building against Trump based on his decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last May.
The Manafort case could take months if not much longer to wind its way through the courts, and with that as a backdrop, several legal scholars told The Washington Times that any move by Mr. Mueller to pursue the money laundering and Mr. Trump's personal finances would be on far shakier ground, and end up in the lap of Congress to adjudicate.
Though no invitation has been extended, Pence - a key figure during moments in the Trump campaign, transition and White House - would cooperate if an interview was requested, the person added.
The cost of the aircraft has generated strong head winds of criticism, particularly from Trump, who has previously claimed to have directly helped saved billions on the jet. Trump and his fellow Republicans also want that measure to increase military spending. Its co-founder, Glenn Simpson, described the document as "a collection of field memoranda, of field interviews" in testimony before the senior staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee in August.
Rumours have being circulating ever since the tycoon entered the White House that his election was assisted by the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin.
If you believe their rhetoric, career professionals in those traditionally conservative law-enforcement and intelligence agencies - agencies led by people whom Trump appointed and whom a Republican Senate confirmed - have somehow become "corrupt" hotbeds of liberal activists who are intent on destroying the Trump presidency. "I mean, certainly I'll see what happens", he said.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, suggested Trump's team answer Mueller's questions in writing, while Sen.
Mr Simpson revealed: "We were not totally focused on Russian Federation but we were at a point where we were drilling down on specific areas".
"Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing".
The CIA and Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.
Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions attended a closed door interview with the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2017.
Democratic Senator from California Dianne Feinstein.
He is authorized to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election, its possible links to the Trump campaign, and "any matters that may arise directly from the investigation".