Popular vote loser Donald Trump has spent most of his presidency to this point undermining, attacking and in any other case making an attempt to defend himself and his associates from the assorted investigations into their ties with the Kremlin.
None of those makes an attempt are actually understanding that properly for Trump, as he’s not solely nonetheless underneath investigation, he’s dealing with a sit-down interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Trump’s authorized staff is frantically making an attempt to get Trump out of it, as they know his historical past with false statements and the way simple it will be for Mueller to get him on a number of counts of perjury making an attempt to reply the best of questions.
So, Trump’s defenses haven’t been working. What’s his subsequent plan?
Trump thought the discharge of the Devin Nunes memo would “vindicate” him (as he put it) and supply him with the excuse he wanted for firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, which might be step one to then firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Clearly, Trump’s memo plan blew up in his face in spectacular style. Trump’s personal attorneys (and even prime Republicans) now point out that the memo launch did nothing for him. So, plan that failed.
What’s their subsequent plan? Well, Trump’s legal professionals haven’t any intentions of permitting him to sit down with Robert Mueller for an interview. The New York Times is reporting that Trump’s authorized is worried about Trump’s behavior of constructing false statements, in order that they don’t need Robert Mueller close to him.
New York Times reviews, “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.”
Put one other method, if Trump testifies to Mueller and lies, that’s a felony, and Trump’s legal professionals comprehend it. If Trump does meet with Mueller and tells the reality, he will probably be admitting to a number of felonies in the method.
The courts will possible rule that Donald Trump should testify for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which would go away Trump with just one different possibility…invoking the Fifth Amendment, which might be political suicide for him. No matter what Trump chooses to do subsequent, Mueller has him in a no-win scenario.