Three questions Mueller should, and probably would, ask Trump during an interview

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As special counsel Robert Mueller has ramped up his own Russian investigation and brought charges against four of President Donald Trump's former campaign advisers, Republicans have changed focus in their own Russia probes.

Trump, meanwhile, has repeatedly derided the Mueller probe as the greatest "witch hunt" in the country's political history and denied any collusion took place.

Separately, Representative Adam Schiff, the panel's top Democrat, told reporters on Thursday he would like "dozens" more witnesses, including Bannon, to appear before the committee, making clear he does not view the panel's investigation of Russian Federation and the election as near its end.

"We'll see what happens", Trump said when asked Wednesday by a reporter. "But when they have no collusion and nobody has found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you would even have an interview".

Finger-pointing and acrimony surrounding probes of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election intensified Thursday, with the Trump White House and Democratic lawmakers trading accusations of undermining and manipulating investigations that require bipartisan buy-in to succeed.

A January 2017 assessment by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) stated that Russian leadership preferred presidential candidate Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, and that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an "influence campaign" to harm Clinton's electoral chances and "undermine public faith in the USA democratic process".

"Make it stop" was the message that Trump gave to then-FBI Director James Comey, when he demanded Comey's personal loyalty and pressured Comey to drop his investigation into National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump slammed the Russian Federation probe as a distraction, calling on congressional Republicans to "take control".

That turns mostly all the attention to Mueller, who has expressed interest in interviewing Trump in the coming months and who has been a consistent thorn for Trump's presidency in the eight months since he became special counsel. But a push to pass that legislation has faded as Republicans say they are less concerned that Trump will try to oust Mueller.

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Schiff complained that Republicans were unwilling to press those members of the Trump team who participated in a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower for a complete record of their communications over email, telephone, and encrypted applications. She released the transcript of Glenn Simpson's interview over the objections of the committee's Republican chairman, Iowa Sen.

Trump's lawyers have previously stated their determination to cooperate with Mueller's requests. If the National Security Agency is monitoring a Russian spy within Russia and he gets a call from an American, Section 702 permits US intelligence officers to continue listening without asking a judge for a warrant. I mean, certainly, I'll see what happens.

Mr Simpson revealed: "We were not totally focused on Russian Federation but we were at a point where we were drilling down on specific areas".

One can't conjure up a scenario whereby Mueller misses the opportunity to ask President Trump questions.

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Three congressional panels are also investigating Russia's alleged interference. I can only say this: There was absolutely no collusion.