Trump’s Lawyers Tell Him to Stand Down on Mueller All-Access Interview; Will He Listen?

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When you have a client who is known for going off-script even when that script is written as simply as a Little Golden Book, it is in the best interests of both you and your client to caution him against doing an interview in which he could possibly perjure or incriminate himself because he is a bumbling idiot with an ego the size of the Earth.

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This is what is happening with Donald Trump and his attorneys, who have advised him not to take the face-to-face interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, despite his claims that he is ready, willing and able to do so.

From the New York Times:

His lawyers are concerned that the president, who has a history of making false statements and contradicting himself, could be charged with lying to investigators. Their stance puts them at odds with Mr. Trump, who has said publicly and privately that he is eager to speak with Mr. Mueller as part of the investigation into possible ties between his associates and Russia’s election interference, and whether he obstructed justice.

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Now, were the president to refuse the interview, Mueller could always subpoena him and force his compliance, but do we really expect him to refuse it?

This president has already shown time and time again that he does not believe fat meat is greasy, so it would not surprise me if he went against the advice of his lawyers.

After all, this man thinks he is the smartest thing since sliced white bread, so it is not beyond the realm of possibility that he thinks he could outsmart or outwit Mueller.

I actually want him to ignore his lawyers’ advice, but the best thing ever would be for this braggart to implicate himself in either the Russian interference or the obstruction case Mueller is building.

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DISCUSSION

I think deep down he knows that Mueller will outsmart him. He’s stupid, but a part of him knows that it’s his lawyers that have kept him out of any real trouble. So, he’ll make some shit up about how Mueller isn’t playing fair, an interview isn’t needed, etc. and that he’s disappointed he couldn’t testify.