Amid reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will soon seek to question President Trump as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Trump on Wednesday called such an interview "unlikely".
Four former Trump campaign members have already been charged in connection with Mr Mueller's probe, though none of the charges specifically mentioned collusion.
Trump's legal team is preparing for a potential interview with Mueller and is in preliminary discussions with his office on the parameters, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Without actually answering the question, Trump responded by insisting that "there has been no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians or Trump and Russians".
Trump said he would "100 percent" be willing to share his version of the encounter with Comey under oath.
Trump also railed against a frequent target, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. That's perhaps, ridiculous. A lot of people looked upon that as being a very serious breach, and it really was.
The President appeared to be referring to a 2016 interview the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted with Ms Clinton regarding her private email server. The Justice Department which chose the special counsel is run by Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
As has become routine, Trump fervently denied Wednesday that any collusion took place and described such a suggestion as "a phony cloud" that has hung "over this administration and our government". He proceeded to say the words "no collusion" several times more, bringing up Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the 2016 election, and insisting that the Russian Federation investigation is "a Democratic hoax" created to deflect from their 2016 White House loss. But it's determined there is no collusion by virtually everybody.
"Everybody knows it", Trump continued. Mueller and his investigators could use any statements they consider misleading or false against him. Manafort and Gates pleaded not guilty to 12 counts including money laundering, tax fraud, failing to register as foreign agents, and conspiracy against the US.
"We'll see what happens", Trump said when asked if he would be open to such a meeting.
"There was absolutely no collusion". He says, "It seems unlikely you'd even have an interview".