“Even if I am telling the truth, that makes me a liar,” Trump said, according to Reuters.
Trump’s legal team has previously warned against walking into such a scenario if the President were to sit down for an interview with the special counsel.
“For example: ‘What did you say about Flynn?’ ‘Why did you fire Comey?’ They already know our answer,” Rudy Giuliani said then, referencing former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Mueller is leading the investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election and is examining any potential ties between the Kremlin and Trump campaign associates. Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion.
“I’ve decided to stay out. Now, I don’t have to stay out, as you know. I can go in and I could … do whatever, I could run it if I want,” Trump said to Reuters.