Trump 'very eager' to be interviewed in Russia probe
US President Donald Trump's lawyer said his client is "very eager" to speak to the special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia election meddling, which includes claims that he colluded with Moscow.
In interview excerpts released Thursday, Ty Cob told CBS that Trump is "very eager to sit down and explain whatever is responsive to the questions" that Robert Mueller might pose. Trump last week said he did not expect to meet with Mueller.
"When they have no collusion ... it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview," Trump told a news conference, in which he said he repeated there was no-collusion several times.
Those comments were a change from the ones he made in June last year when he said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about conversations he had with former FBI director James Comey.
The Mueller team is also looking at Trump's abrupt firing of Comey in May and whether this was intended to thwart the Russia investigation -- which could amount to obstruction of justice.