Washington Robert Mueller wants to talk to Donald Trump. The President wants to talk to the special counsel -- so it's a done deal right?

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Trump appeared on Wednesday to make a significant gesture by telling reporters that he wanted to testify to Mueller -- and was ready to do so under oath.

His offer came a day after it emerged that the Mueller had requested an interview with the President as he apparently begins to wind up one branch of his investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey while he was probing alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
"I am looking forward to it, actually," Trump said, before offering a preview of what his testimony might look like.
"Here is the story: There has been no collusion whatsoever. There is no obstruction whatsoever," Trump said.
Taking a step further, on the second day in a row of blockbuster disclosures about the Mueller probe, Trump offered to do the interview under oath.
"I would do it," he said. "I would do it under oath, yeah."
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On the face of it, his statement represented a significant breakthrough in the Russia investigation, since earlier this month Trump questioned why an interview would be needed because there had been "no collusion."
But the timing of the comment, the circumstances of his legal team's ongoing negotiations with Mueller and the President's own record of reversing apparently adamant statements mean it should be treated with caution.
It was also not immediately clear if Trump's move was a coordinated strategy with his legal team, or a case of the President characteristically speaking off the cuff in a way that could give his lawyers fits.
Of course, the President, in the belief that he is innocent and not at all threatened by the Mueller probe could simply be willing to testify under oath because he thinks it's the quickest way out from under the Russia cloud.
It's possible Trump's move is.