Trump: I’m not under investigation, but ‘maybe Hillary is’

Trump: I’m not under investigation, but ‘maybe Hillary is’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpReturn hope to the Middle East by returning to the Iran Deal Government shutdowns tend to increase government spending 'Full Frontal' gives six-bedroom house to group that works with detained immigrants MORE said on Saturday he was not under investigation for collusion with Russia, but added that his former political opponent Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChelsea Clinton working on new children’s book about endangered animals GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander won't seek reelection GOP rep says there was a double standard in Flynn, Clinton probes MORE could be, amid reports the FBI is probing the Clinton Foundation.

"Just so you understand, there's been no collusion. There's been no crime. And in theory, everybody tells me I'm not under investigation. Maybe Hillary is, I don't know, but I'm not," the president said while addressing reporters at Camp David. 

The president also claimed there was collusion between Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and Russia. 

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Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE has continued to investigate the president and those around him as part of the federal probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia's election meddling. 

Various Republicans and the president have called Mueller's probe a politically motivated "witch hunt," and have called for an investigation into Clinton.

Reports surfaced on Thursday that FBI agents in Little Rock, Ark., were probing whether the Clinton Foundation took part in any pay-to-play politics while Clinton was secretary of State. 

Officials told The Hill that at least one witness was interviewed last month, and that additional activity is expected in future weeks. 

Clinton's spokesman blasted the probe in a statement on Friday, calling it a political distraction. 

"Let’s call this what it is: a sham," Nick Merrill said. "This is a philanthropy that does life-changing work, which Republicans have tried to turn into a political football. It began with a now long-debunked project spearheaded by [former White House strategist Stephen] Bannon during the presidential campaign. It continues with [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions doing Trump’s bidding by heeding his calls to meddle with a department that is supposed to function independently."

Clinton Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian issued a statement saying the probe would not take away from the foundation's charitable work. 

“Time after time, the Clinton Foundation has been subjected to politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false. None of this has made us waver in our mission to help people," Minassian said.