NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - While firmly criticizing the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump was non-committal on whether he would agree to a possible interview with the U.S. Justice Department's special counsel Robert Mueller.
"There has been no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians or Trump and Russians—no collusion," he said. "Certainly I'll see what happens but when they have no collision—and nobody's found any collusion at any level—it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview."
Trump described the probe as a cloud over his administration.
"It has hurt our government. It does hurt our government," he said. "It's a Democrat hoax."
Earlier, the commander in chief criticized Sen. Dianne Feinstein. He called her "sneaky" for releasing Russia-related congressional testimony. The president called the move "a disgrace," but the information wasn't classified and Feinstein didn't need authorization to release it.
Trump's frustration was in line with a separate request while meeting with his Cabinet for the first time this year. He said he wanted to change libel laws and signaled a move to block negative coverage like the blowback after the controversial book "Fire and Fury."
"You can't say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account," Trump said.
The president implied he'd accept anything Congress decides when it comes to immigration reforms.
"My positions are going to be what people in this room come up with," he said.
He made it clear that a border wall must be included in any proposal, including what to do about DACA—the Obama era program protecting 800,000 young immigrants who came to the U.S. without documentation as children.
"It's got to include the wall," Trump said. "We need it for security."
The Trump administration intended to wind down the DACA program this march. but a federal judge blocked part of that plan.
Trump called that decision "unfair."
No word yet on whether the White House plans to appeal.