Donald Trump says he can't talk to Mueller unless it's 'fair'
- Author: Tracy Klein May 05, 2018,
May 05, 2018, 1:45
And the loudest voice on the president's legal team advocating a conciliatory approach, attorney Ty Cobb, announced Wednesday that he is "retiring". "Witch Hunt!" Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump's new chief lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, thinks his client's Russia Probe interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be limited to a few hours, focus on Russian election meddling, and not under oath, Reuters reported today. "It's been a privilege, and I'm confident that the matter will be in good hands with Emmet Flood".
Dowd's comments come more than a month after he resigned from the legal team, and they provide a new window into the nature of the Trump lawyers' interactions with the special counsel, whom the president has increasingly tried to undermine through public attacks. The former federal prosecutor, however, raised a number of questions about Trump's actions and motivations in a series of media interviews this week.
Trump is the most easily distracted president in history.
Sanders, meanwhile, was forced to defend her credibility, a week after comedian Michelle Wolf created an uproar at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner with jokes about the press secretary, including one quip that she "burns facts" and "uses that ash to create a flawless smoky eye".
One day he tweets, "At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!" The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. In U.S. v. Nixon, the Watergate tapes case, a unanimous court rejected President Richard M. Nixon's arguments that he did not have to turn over secretly recorded White House tapes in response to a subpoena.
An impeachment battle would be a titanic struggle between a capital that detests Trump and a vast slice of Middle America that voted to repudiate that capital's elite, trusts Trump, and will stand by him to the end.
Trump could also agree to show up for an interview but refuse to answer questions by pleading the Fifth Amendment, which gives Americans the right not to answer questions that could lead to their incrimination.
Giuliani has warned Trump against sitting down for an interview with Mueller and has suggested that the president needs to place limits on his level of cooperation with the investigation.
Trump may be able to escape some of the political fallout due to his and his allies' unrelenting smear campaign against Mueller and the Justice Department.
President Trump's top legal adviser called former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey a liar who should be indicted.
In other words, Trump is tweeting a bunch of weak theories and ideas about obstruction of justice, and may still not really understand why firing Comey got him into so much trouble and why attempting to shut down the investigation now would be so risky for him.
Furthermore, Mueller is also investigating whether Donald Trump has sought to obstruct the probe.
"What are they afraid of?" I would love to. But even as the inquiry gets closer to the president's inner circle, one of the innermost members seems outside the fray: First daughter and senior presidential adviser Ivanka Trump.
Several Republican House committee chairmen have recently negotiated deals with the Justice Department to turn over documents related to Russian Federation investigations into Trump and to a 2016 investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails. He said the idea that Comey is telling the truth is a joke because in Giuliani's words, "Comey hasn't told the truth in years".