No Sane Lawyer Would Let Trump Sit for an Interview With Mueller

  • No Sane Lawyer Would Let Trump Sit for an Interview With Mueller

No Sane Lawyer Would Let Trump Sit for an Interview With Mueller

Mueller is trying to determine if Trump's campaign advisers colluded with the Russian government to influence the election.

The Washington Post cited a source close to the US President as saying that Donald Trump may give an interview to the Special Counsel's team in the next several weeks.

It also explains why, just days before Christmas, more than 40 former USA attorneys and moderate Republicans sent two separate letters to the president warning him against any attempt to impede or dismiss Mueller or members of his inquiry team, declaring how "critical it is to the interests of justice and public trust to ensure that those charged with conducting complex investigations are allowed to do their jobs free from interference or fear of reprisal".

Still undetermined is whether or not Trump is willing to "testify under oath".

For the same reason, Trump's small army of personal lawyers keep telling him the Mueller investigation is nearly finished when all the evidence points in the opposite direction with the probe set to last for most of 2018 and perhaps even into 2019 - unless the president can succeed in either stopping the special counsel from finishing the job or effectively discrediting him in advance.

"The White House does not comment on communications with the Office of the Special Counsel out of respect for the Office of the Special Counsel and its process", said Mr Trump's lawyer Ty Cobb. "But we'll continue to be in full cooperation with them".

Although Trump has not addressed Wolff's comments on his finances, he has repeatedly slammed the work itself, claiming he did not have any conversations with Wolff for the book; while Wolff for his part has refuted Trump's claims and says he has records and notes to back up his story. But now it looks like Trump's lawyers are anxious about a potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller - and are seeking ways to avoid it.

Mueller brought up the issue of interviewing Trump during a meeting in late December with the president's lawyers, the Post reported. But that seems unlikely, some experts say. We could have been very closed, and it would have taken years. And this is a country that I don't want looking foolish.

Trump claims he has nothing to hide. "Maybe Hillary [Clinton] is, I don't know, but I'm not". This is not about whether "anyone" on the campaign colluded/conspired with the Russians but about whether he did or was aware of such action, and, more seriously for Trump, whether he has committed obstruction of justice or other criminal or impeachable acts in attempting to thwart the investigation.