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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:45 PM

Has Mueller even asked Trump for an "interview"?


"President Trump’s lawyers are considering whether he should agree to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller in the midst of the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a senior White House official told Politico.

His lawyers believe an interview would help Mueller complete his investigation, which has cast a cloud over the Trump administration, according the Thursday report.

If the special counsel doesn’t ask to interview the president by Thanksgiving, Trump’s lawyers may approach Mueller with the offer, the official told the news outlet.


The official indicated that the White House does not need to fear a meeting with Mueller, a former FBI chief and seasoned prosecutor.
“Whatever happens with regard to whether or not, or how, the special counsel might want to interview the president, there’s no reason to expect that would be combative,” the official said."

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/355068-presidents-lawyers-mulling-interview-between-trump-mueller-report


I've been following this, and nowhere have I read that Mueller wanted to "interview" Trump.

Yet, today when I Googled "Mueller investigation", this was the top results.

Wouldn't "interviewing" Trump while not under oath undermine Mueller's case?


Anyone out there who can confirm if this is just Trump's lawyers laying down a smokescreen?

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Reply Has Mueller even asked Trump for an "interview"? (Original post)
orangecrush Thursday OP
sprinkleeninow Thursday #1
orangecrush Thursday #3
Girard442 Thursday #2
orangecrush Thursday #4
Spider Jerusalem Thursday #5
orangecrush Friday #7
Yavin4 Thursday #6
orangecrush Friday #8
sunonmars Friday #9

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:40 PM

1. His lawyers are laying something down. They'll try any whichwaybutsunday angle.

It appears all one-sided coming from 'his' legal people.

Mueller is beyond qualified to keep strategy and evidentiary aspects under wraps till hopefully kaboom.

[I'm not a lawyer. I just play one at home. 😊]

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:10 PM

3. Agree

Trump's lawyers seem out of their element.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:38 PM

2. If Trump has exculpatory evidence, let him give a press conference and tell all of us.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:11 PM

4. When pigs fly

Or when he says goodbye and flies off in Marine 1 ala Nixon.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:19 PM

5. Mueller is focused on building a case, he doesn't want to interview Trump yet

because once he's built up his case then any "interview" with Trump will show up Trump as a liar because of all the other stuff he's found. (I would be very surprised if Mueller would agree to "interview" Trump; when it comes down to it anything Trump has to say regarding Mueller's findings will be under oath with potential penalties of perjury and impeachment for lying.)

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 07:49 AM

7. Agree

It is probably Trump's lawyers trying to make Trump look clean, knowing there will be no interview.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:21 PM

6. Trump would never give an interview to Mueller without a subpoena

Trump's lawyers would never allow it any other way.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 07:50 AM

8. My take as well

This is pure grandstanding.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 07:52 AM

9. Trump is the last one Mueller goes to, when he does, its because he has all the info......

and Trump wont know, what Mueller knows, its the last big trap, get your info first.

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