Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017 to take over the Russian Federation investigation after Trump fired Comey, whose agency had led the probe initially.
President Trump capped a tumultuous week by reveling in the embrace of conservative activists Saturday, deriding investigations of him, repeatedly complaining about coverage of his crowd sizes, and abruptly announcing an executive order to mandate protection of free speech on college campuses.
One person the United States president didn't mention in his two-hour CPAC speech was his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who testified before several congressional committees this week where he called Trump a "con man" and "racist".
US President Donald Trump has told an audience of conservatives that he will win re-election in 2020 by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory.
The manuscript was entitled "Trump Revolution: From the Tower to the White House, Understanding Donald J. Trump" - and according to the Daily Beast, it was aimed at offsetting books deeply critical of the President. He referred to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, as "Little Shifty Schiff".
U.S. President Donald Trump rallied right-wing activists Saturday, offering conservative red meat on immigration, trade and the threat of "socialism" as he sought to move on from a bruising week in domestic and worldwide politics.
"And you know that, and we can name every one of them if you want", he said.
N. Korea says it wants partial sanctions relief
The two leaders had been expected to announce progress on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and to sign a joint agreement. Abe said Trump, at his meeting with Kim in Vietnam, had raised the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Koreans agents.
In response to the incident, the university expressed "unwavering" commitment to "freedom of expression and perspective".
"I think the New Green Deal or whatever the hell they call it - the Green New Deal - I encourage it", Trump said mockingly as he wound up for a round of exaggeration. It was the first time - he went into meeting and he said, 'We are going to look into his finances.' I said where did that come from?
Trump ridiculed a Democratic "green new deal" plan to fight climate change, pointing to provisions such as reducing airplane flights or eating less beef.
But to Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, Cohen's allegations are a distraction from a convicted liar with "zero credibility".
Trump said earlier in the week that both sides will now continue to work together.
The proposal was pulled back after FBI agents raided Mr Cohen's home and offices in April 2018 in an investigation probing the attorney's taxes and hush payments he arranged for women who claimed affairs with the president. "And it's a very, very delicate balance", Trump said.