It’s Confirmed -Trump Fears Mueller
August 5, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
Trump would rather face a legal battle than get subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Now, Trump and his legal team, specifically, Rudy Giuliani, keep saying Trump wants to speak with Mueller, depending if they can agree ahead of time on the questions and the subject matter. I believe that. But, they surely don’t want to see Mueller on a subpoena because at that point, there are no agreements. Mueller can ask anything he wants.
Via a subpoena, President Donald Trump would have to answer Mueller’s questions or claim his Fifth Amendment privilege if he believes answering a question will result in incriminating himself. No President has ever asserted the Fifth Amendment privilege, and you can imagine the legal and political backlash such an act would create.
On ABC’s “This Week,” one of the President’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow said they would try to quash any subpoena, even take it to the United Supreme Court if need be.
No surprise there that Trump doesn’t want to see Mueller. Hide all you want under the “witch hunt” umbrella, but let’s simplify this- if Mueller asked me to see him to talk about collusion with Russia, would I say yes? Of course, because I know nothing about it. It’s that simple.
Wait till Mueller starts putting pressure on Trump’s family like Don, Jr. who arguably, committed perjury already before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Even Trump tweeted about that earlier today.
“Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!” President Trump
Sekulow even claimed the legal fallacy that the President can stop any investigation conducted by the Department of Justice. Of course he can, just not one that involves him.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.