Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said President Donald Trump should absolutely never agree to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. "No, I can definitively say the president is not a liar", she assured reporters during an off-camera briefing. 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.
"And it's certainly not on this president or the president's campaign".
"We could have been very closed, and it would have taken years", Trump said about the Mueller probe.
It looks likely that Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, and his son Donald Jnr may join the list of those arrested and charged, a move that would increase the temptation for Trump to use his power to fire Mueller, pardon those arrested and attempt to face down the inevitable constitutional crisis.
"We are dealing with a veteran prosecutor with a proven record of getting to the truth", says one lawyer close to the investigation. Dear God, they want to avoid that. The potential for Trump - who has never appeared to really understand that there is anything wrong with ordering the Justice Department to lay off a former aide or drop an investigation and who seems to assume the attorney general's job is to protect him - to implicate himself is great. The team is also determining whether, in lieu of an actual interview, the president could submit written answers to the special prosecutor's questions or simply have the president sign an affidavit affirming his innocence. No lawyer worth his or her salt would let a client like Trump go in for an interview.
Despite this, Wolff has, however, suggested Trump was unaware that his comments were going to be used for the book, telling CBS This Morning on Monday: "Well I think he probably had no idea he was speaking to me for this book".
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Not that they needed the warning.
The explosive combination of November's mid-term elections, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's escalating Russian connection criminal investigation and the short-fuse, powder-keg psyche of POTUS himself at least make that a pretty safe forecast. "The man's uncontrollable. He's a loose cannon", the person with knowledge of the Mueller investigation said.
It looks like special counsel Robert Mueller wants to have a talk with Donald Trump about Russian Federation.