Trump Says He’ll Be Proven Innocent if Mueller Treats ‘Everything Fairly’

President Donald Trump believes that he’ll be proven innocent in the Russia probe if Special Counsel Robert Mueller treats “everything fairly.”

“I hope he’s treating everything fairly and if he is I’m going to be very happy because when you talk about innocent, I am truly not involved in any form of collusion with Russia. Believe me. The last thing I can think of to be involved in,” the president said on Sharyl Attkisson’s show “Full Measure”.

Asked if he would consider firing Mueller, Trump said he was confident he would be absolved of wrongdoing, The Hill informs. Trump said that he was not under investigation in Mueller’s probe.

Trump also talked about the hiring of Paul Manafort as his campaign chairman last year after a recommendation from an unnamed friend.

“Well it was a friend of mine who was a businessman, very successful businessman and a good person. And you know Paul was not there very long,” Trump explained.

The president then described how Manafort left the campaign.

“Well I think we found out something about him may be involved with … certain nations and I don’t even know exactly what it was in particular but there was a point at which we just felt Paul would be better off because we don’t want to have any potential conflicts,” Trump said.

Manafort is accused of money laundering and other crimes in connection with his representation of pro-Russian figures in Ukraine from 2006 to 2014. He and another campaign colleague were indicted in Mueller’s Russia probe. Trump emphasized that he is not under investigation.

“As far as I’m concerned I have not been told that we were under investigation. I’m not under investigation,” he said.


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