16:00 GMT22 October 2020
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    There has been no official confirmation whether the US president himself is being investigated as part of the so-called Russia probe conducted by both the special counsel and a Congressional committee.

    US President Donald Trump has also announced his personal readiness to take part in the interview with FBI head Robert Mueller as a part of special counsel's investigation into Russian alleged interference in the 2016 United States elections.

    "I don't know. Nobody's asked me to do that."

    In his latest statement regarding the issue on October 16, Trump refuted any possible collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia and urged the Department of Justice to terminate the ongoing investigation as no evidence had been found. He also denied any plans to fire Mueller due to the probe. The US president has repeatedly refuted claims of alleged Russian meddling, calling it an excuse introduced by the Democratic party to justify their political defeat.  

    The FBI's special counsel, along with the US House of Representatives and Senate Intelligence Committees, are currently investigating any possible links between Russia and Trump associates during his presidential campaign.

    Moscow has been accused of allegedly interfering in the 2016 US presidential election ever since Hillary Clinton blamed the so-called Russian hackers for her defeat, which she recently referred to as 'cyber 9/11'. While Russian officials have called the accusations groundless, the current US administration headed by Donald Trump has said that the claims are aimed at justifying the Democratic Party's loss.

    "Russian meddling", Donald Trump, United States, Russia
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