The president's attorney, Rudy Giuliani told Fox News on Sunday that the president will refuse a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller unless details about the spy and the origins of the Russian Federation probe are revealed to Trump's team.
Trump, in a string of Twitter comments, ignored the conclusion last week by his new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, that US officials expect "continued efforts" by Russian Federation to interfere with the congressional elections, just as the USA intelligence community concluded it did in the presidential election two years ago to help Trump win.
In a string of tweets Tuesday morning, beginning with one quoting conservative commentator Mollie Hemingway, Trump criticized Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt" staffed with Democrats aimed at harming his presidency.
In recent weeks, he has repeatedly attacked Mueller's team - which he has at times dubbed the "13 angry Democrats" - and has accused the Department of Justice of having improperly inserted a "spy" inside his campaign.
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"I don't think they would have asked to interview him until they are pretty much finished with everything".
Trump has repeatedly attacked the Mueller investigation that was meant to be an independent probe aimed at getting to the bottom of Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.
According to TownHall.com, the president's "tatters" tweet came shortly after the Mueller team targeted former Trump campaign aide Paul Manafort's business dealings.
There is no evidence to suggest that the source, former University of Cambridge professor Stefan Halper, was inserted into the campaign, as the president has suggested, but he did seek out and meet Trump several campaign advisers.
He tweeted twice more about the investigation before promising to get back to work.
Special counsel Mueller himself has been a registered Republican in the past and was first appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director by President George W. Bush. "To a large extent, remember Dana, what we're doing here, it is the public opinion, because eventually the decision here is going to be impeach or not impeach", Giuliani said on CNN's State of the Union. On Tuesday, though, he said, he doesn't want to make a call on whether Trump will sit down for an interview "until they decide whether they are going to give us the documents or not". He added that the information also suggested that the effort had "nothing to do with Donald Trump".