Donald Trump has doubled-down on what he believes is his right to fire anyone who works for the government and blasted the Russia probe as a “witch hunt” – even as his lawyers prepare for a legal showdown with Robert Mueller. Just weeks ago, the president claimed he was happy to sit down with the special prosecutor and answer any questions he had, as he believed the process would clear him of any suspicion of wrongdoing. Yet, since the leaking of dozens of questions Mr Mueller apparently wants to put to the president, and after it emerged he had reportedly threatened to subpoena him if he was unwilling to talk, Mr Trump’s lawyers are now fighting even harder to avoid him sitting down with the special counsel. On Wednesday, in the latest piece of political sabre-rattling, Mr Trump claimed he was being unfairly treated. “There was no collusion (it is a hoax) and there is no obstruction of justice (that is a set-up & trap). What there is is negotiations going on with North Korea over nuclear War, negotiations going on with China over trade deficits, negotiations on Nafta, and much more. Witch hunt,” he tweeted. In a remark that was… Read full this story
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