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WH: We're in 'Full Cooperation' With Mueller Probe

WH: We're in 'Full Cooperation' With Mueller Probe

Because it's easier to get under Trump's skin that it was to get under Colonel Nathan Jessup's skin. "The White House favors anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly..."

Trump's dubious mental state isn't the only problem his lawyers face in terms of dealing with the Mueller investigation. "He and his actions are the primary focus of Mueller's investigation".

Remember folks, Mueller could just subpoena Trump to testify in front of the grand jury.

Without a skilled prosecutor to press him, Trump admitted in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt that he had Russian Federation in mind when he fired FBI Director James B. Comey.

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"Just so you understand, there's been no collusion, there's been no crime, and in theory everybody tells me I'm not under investigation". It's a minefield even for the most intelligent and disciplined witness.

Trump himself has previously expressed concern over any potential attempt by Mueller to look into his financial situation. "I regard that "unless" as extremely implausible". "Maybe Hillary [Clinton] is, I don't know, but I'm not". "That option isn't realistically available to a sitting president, who simply can't afford the steep political price that taking the Fifth would inevitably exact".

At the same time, former senior Federal Bureau of Investigation agent turned Yale lecturer Asha Rangappa publicly warned that Mueller may not have the constitutional power to criminally indict the president himself, even if he is convinced he's unearthed the evidence to justify it. Nevertheless, the hullabaloo and the implication of guilt, fairly or not, would likely be politically lethal. Now Trump's legal team is pushing for a written question and answer, multiple media reports said. Written answers mean the language would likely be provided by Trump's attorneys, rather than Trump himself. He's going to press to get Trump talking under oath about everything from his drafting on Air Force One of the inaccurate statement explaining the Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Russian officials to Trump's financial dealmaking with Russia. No lawyer worth his or her salt would let a client like Trump go in for an interview. With his personal ratings of well under 40% at a record low for a first year president, Trump is clearly unpopular with the electorate at large, yet retains rock solid among the more conservative GOP support base.

In addition to the possibility of suggesting the president submit written responses in place of an interview, a second person familiar with the president's legal strategy said another possibility being contemplated was an affidavit signed by the president affirming he was innocent of any wrongdoing and denying any collusion. Look for a lot of political maneuvering, excuse-making and spin.


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