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Donald Trump Challenges 'Little Wise Guy' George Stephanopoulos

Donald Trump Challenges 'Little Wise Guy' George Stephanopoulos

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would be willing to accept information from a foreign country on his opponent in the 2020 election race, after years of denying Moscow helped him win office. It was an apparent walkback from his earlier comments that he might not contact law enforcement in such a situation.

The president went on to say he chose to opt out of an interview with Mueller's investigators after realizing they were "looking to get him" and his staff for "lies or slight misstatements".

Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade, who chided Trump for his remarks on Thursday, made some attempt to press the president on taking help from foreign governments. But he added that, "of course you give it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or report it to the attorney general or somebody like that".

"I looked at what happened to people, and it was very unfair", said Trump. "There's nothing wrong with listening".

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President Trump is dismissing Don McGahn's interview with Robert Mueller as evidence of obstruction during the Russian Federation probe.

McGahn was a crucial witness for Mueller, spending hours with investigators and offering detailed statements about episodes central to the special counsel's investigation into possible obstruction of justice.

In his report, Mueller cited McGahn as saying that the president called him multiple times in June 2017 to tell him to direct the Justice Department to remove Mueller because of conflicts of interest.

During the interview, Trump said he was never going to fire Robert Mueller, despite pressing the point that the investigator was "conflicted". "I never suggested firing Mueller", Trump told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. When asked why McGahn would lie, Trump said, "Because he wanted to make himself look like a good lawyer". "Robert Mueller had a total conflict of interest".