Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia
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President Donald Trump on Thursday affirmed that he would still like to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team for the Russia investigation.
“Yes. I would like to,” Trump told reporters at the White House when asked if he would talk to Mueller, according to a White House pool report.
Trump has said before that he would like to talk to the special counsel’s investigators. In January, he said that he wanted to talk to Mueller’s team as soon as possible and that he would do so “under oath.”
Though Trump has shown willingness to talk with investigators, some members of his legal team have cautioned against it. John Dowd, who resigned from Trump’s outside legal team on Thursday, reportedly out of frustration that the President was not taking his advice, wanted Trump to avoid a sit-down interview.
Donald Trump may not be able to fire Robert Mueller. So he's doing the next best thing.
Firing special counsel Robert Mueller would be "the beginning of the end of (Donald Trump's) presidency," predicted South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.While Graham's voice is among the loudest warning Trump not to jettison the special counsel looking into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, it's far from the only one. Almost to a person, Republicans and Democrats see firing Mueller as a sort of line that once crossed can never be un-crossed -- and that could seriously jeopardize the President.
Trump’s legal team has been engaged in informal negotiations with Mueller’s team about an interview with the President for weeks. They have given the special counsel office descriptions of key events pertinent to the probe, hoping that the information would help efforts to limit any in-person interview with Trump, according to the Washington Post.
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President Trump Should Play Hardball With Robert Mueller .
If President Trump were my client, I would make Robert Mueller crawl over hot coals all the way to the Supreme Court and back before I would give up a single scrap of paper. When he wanted the next scrap, I would make him do it all over again. Under no circumstances would my client voluntarily submit to questioning.What a Hostile Prosecutor Can Do With an InterrogationA few weeks ago, The New York Times reported that John Dowd, who recently resigned as Trump’s lawyer, had counseled the president to refuse interrogation unless it could be shown that only Trump possessed information the prosecutors didn’t already know.