Although both sides say they are now close to resolving the dispute Trump insisted he's "fine with it" and told his supporters: "The beauty is this".
He also railed against special counsel Mueller's investigation and attacked Democrats as socialists.
Trump reached back to old criticisms of his ex-attorney general, mocking Jeff Sessions' Southern accent and calling him "weak and ineffective".
President Trump took the stage and spoke for more than two hours on the third day of CPAC, touching on the growing dangers of socialism and conservative censorship.
'That was a hell of a hard punch, ' Trump said of video footage that rocketed around the world, and rejoiced that the young man 'got yourself a great lawyer'.
Canada okays Huawei CFO's extradition process
The Huawei chief financial officer was arrested at Washington's request on 1 December as she changed planes in Vancouver. A third Canadian, meanwhile, had his sentence for drug trafficking upped from 15 years in prison to death row.
On the foreign front, Trump repeated his claim that the last Islamic State group fighters in Syria would be captured or killed imminently - "as of tomorrow" - after on Thursday telling USA troops "we just took over" 100 percent of the caliphate. "When the wind stops blowing, that is the end of your electric".
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 global politics. "Is the wind blowing today?"
Trump's speech came as Senator Bernie Sanders, who has embraced the label of "democratic socialist", spoke at a rally in NY, assailing Trump as "the most risky president in modern American history". "I would like to watch television, darling". "Now Robert Mueller never received a vote, not did the person who appointed him".
"This is how I got elected, by being off script. and if we don't go off script, our country is in big trouble, folks", he began. He also attempted to clarify his remarks on believing Kim when he said he didn't know about the mistreatment of Otto Warmbier, a United States student who died after months in a North Korean prison.
Trump also addressed his nuclear disarmament summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, which ended abruptly this week without an agreement or a joint-statement. In the other way, I love Mr. and Mrs. Warmbier and I love Otto.
Trump hit all his usual marks: Former FBI Director James Comey is a liar, the investigation into the president is nothing more than a "witch hunt", and those who dare oppose him are "sick people".