Posted with permission from The Washington Times

President Trump said Wednesday that it's "unlikely" he would agree to answer questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, given that there is no proof of collusion between his campaign and Russia.

"When they have no collusion ... it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview," Mr. Trump said at a White House news conference.

The president said he would be willing to "speak to attorneys" without clarifying.

"I can only say this, there was absolutely no collusion," Mr. Trump said. "There has been no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians, or between Trump and Russians, no collusion."

He said Hillary Clinton had an interview with the FBI last year that was "perhaps ridiculous" because she wasn't sworn under oath.

Mr. Mueller and the president's lawyers reportedly have been in preliminary discussions about whether the president would agree to be interviewed in the Russia probe.