Despite the obvious bias at the Department of Justice, special counsel Robert Mueller is pressing ahead with his investigation into President Trump’s 2016 campaign. The probe has been a political witch hunt from the very beginning and there’s always been just one motive: discredit the president and if possible, impeach him and thwart his agenda.
Well, in keeping with that aim, special counsel Robert Mueller will ask to interview President Donald Trump within days. The president’s legal team is discussing a range of potential options for the format, including written responses to questions instead of a formal sit-down.
Check it out, per NBC News:
Trump’s legal team is seeking clarification on whether the president would be interviewed directly by Mueller, as well as the legal standard for when a president can be interviewed, the location of a possible interview, the topics and the duration. But the president’s team is also seeking potential compromises that could avoid an interview altogether, two of those interviewed told NBC News.
With the possibility now looming that the president himself could be subject to an interview by the FBI or Mueller’s investigators, Trump’s legal team has been debating whether it would be possible to simply avoid it.
Justice Department veterans cast doubt on the possibility that Mueller, who served as FBI director for 12 years, would forgo the chance to interview the president directly.
“Prosecutors want to see and hear folks in person,” said Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and chief of staff to FBI Director Comey. “They want to probe and follow up. Body language and tone are important,” said Rosenberg, now an NBC News analyst. “And they want answers directly from witnesses, not from their lawyers. The odds of prosecutors agreeing to written responses are somewhere between infinitesimally small and zero.”
“I would never let the prosecution interview my client,” criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz recently said. “But I don’t represent the president of the United States, and presidents don’t want to plead the Fifth. So [a written response] makes sense.”
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