Trump Under Pressure to Do Mueller Interview After Kim Summit
Bloomberg ^ | Shannon Pettypiece Chris Strohm
Posted on 6/13/2018, 10:46:30 AM by yoe
Fresh off his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump returns to Washington on Wednesday to face what may be the biggest threat to his presidency — Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Now, Mueller is intent on quickly resolving a central issue with Trump’s legal team: whether the president will sit voluntarily for an interview in the probe of Russian election meddling, according to current and former U.S. officials. After months of negotiations, the two sides must find common ground or gear up for an unprecedented legal fight likely to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
[snip]Trump’s lawyers are concerned that an interview risks opening the president to claims of misleading prosecutors, to “trap him into perjury,” as his lawyer Rudy Giuliani puts it. Yet, the sooner the interview question is resolved, the sooner Mueller could wrap up his probe — a move Trump and his lawyers have repeatedly demanded.
Sandick, for one, said he expects a compromise, with Trump agreeing to testify under a set of conditions.
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