1. Wide, Oval Office meeting of President Donald Trump with Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini
2. Pan from reporters to both men shake hands
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump. U.S. President:
"I had a very good talk with (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin probably over an hour and we talked about many things Venezuela was one of the topics and he is not looking at it all to get involved in Venezuela, other than he'd like to see something positive happen for Venezuela. And I feel the same way. We want to get some humanitarian aid. Right now people are starving. They have no water, they have no food. This is, Mr. Prime Minister, one of the richest countries in the world 20 years ago and now they don't have food and they don't have water for their people. So we want to help on a humanitarian basis. And I thought it was a very positive conversation I had with President Putin on Venezuela."
4. Cutaway two leaders
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump. U.S. President:
"We're talking about a nuclear agreement, where we make less and they make less and maybe even when we get rid of some of the tremendous firepower that we have right now. We're spending billions of dollars on nuclear weapons. Numbers like we've never spent before. We need that, but they are also ... and China is frankly also we discussed the possibility of a three way deal instead of a two way deal. And China, I've already spoken to them, they very much would like to be a part of that deal. And in fact during the trade talks we started talking about that. They were excited about that maybe even more excited than about trade. But they felt very strongly about it. So, I think we're going to probably start up something very shortly between Russia and ourselves, maybe just start off, and I think China will be added down the road. We'll be talking about nonproliferation. We'll be talking about a nuclear deal of some kind and I think it'll be a very comprehensive one."
6. Mid leaders
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump. U.S. President:
"Reporter: Did you discuss the meddling issues that came up in the Muller report with Mr. Putin today?
We discussed it. He actually sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that it started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse, but he knew that because he knew there was no collusion whatsoever. So, pretty much that's what it was.
Reporter: Did you tell him not to meddle in the next election? Excuse me. I'm talking, I'm answering this question. You are very rude. So we had a good conversation about many different things.
Reporter: Did you tell them not to meddle in the next election?
We didn't discuss that. Really we did not discuss that. We discussed five or six things. We also we went into great detail on various things especially, I would say, the nuclear especially maybe Venezuela. We talked about North Korea at great length and pretty much that's it. We also discussed trade. We intend to do a lot of trade with Russia. We do some right now. It's up a little bit but he'd like to do trade and we'd like to do trade."
8. Wide, leaders
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump. U.S. President:
"Reporter: Mr. President should Mueller testify?
I don't know. That's up to our attorney general, who I think has done a fantastic job. "
President Donald Trump says he discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's report with Russian President Vladimir Putin during an extended phone call on Friday.
Trump says Putin described the investigation as "something to the effect that it started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse."
Trump says Putin "knew there was no collusion whatsoever."
Trump was also asked if he warned Putin not to meddle in the 2020 elections, saying "we didn't discuss that."
Trump deferred to Attorney General William Barr on the question of whether Mueller should testify before Congress, saying "I don't know. That's up to the attorney general, who I think has done a fantastic job."
Trump says the conservation with Putin focused on curbing nuclear weapons, Venezuela, North Korea and trade.
Trump's comments came during an Oval Office meeting with Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini of the Slovak Republic.