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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:01 PM

Trump has given dozens of depositions but he could face a tougher grilling in the Russia probe

WASHINGTON - If President Donald Trump is interviewed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, a step that may be unavoidable in the Russia investigation, he'll square off with prosecutors who have spent decades firing questions at corrupt politicians, crooked businessmen and organized crime leaders.

But the prosecutors wouldn't be the only seasoned veterans in the room. By his own account, Trump has sat for dozens of depositions in his career as a bellicose business mogul in New York, one who routinely drew legal challenges from aggrieved competitors, contractors, customers and state attorneys general.

He would hardly be the first president questioned in a criminal case. In 1876, Ulysses S. Grant gave a deposition in defense of his private secretary during a trial over whiskey distillers evading taxes. Grant's probity was so unquestioned that he effectively ended the prosecution's case.

Trump may have a more difficult time. Lawyers who have grilled him in the past describe him as charming and focused, but also arrogant, glib and dishonest, characteristics that could prove troublesome if Mueller's team finds he has a clear conflict with the truth.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-has-given-dozens-of-depositions-in-his-lawsuit-laden-business-career-but-he-could-face-a-tougher-grilling-in-the-russia-probe/ar-AAuDGzx?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=edgsp

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Reply Trump has given dozens of depositions but he could face a tougher grilling in the Russia probe (Original post)
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:43 PM

1. We can only hope

That these prosecutors are harder to bribe/intimidate/blackmail then in his previous cases.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:44 PM

2. I have heard it reported that he usually lies

but Mueller already has the answers to the questions from other testimonies and the moron will be caught and I think that is how it will play out. Also, in the past he wasn't as stressed out and crazy so that could screw up his confidence. If he lies under oath with Mueller would that be a felony?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:51 PM

3. You're right

That makes me a little more hopeful. Let's hope the truth comes out.

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