Excuses, Excuses. Rudy Giuliani and President Trump
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lead attorney on the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, plans to send a letter to Mueller by the end of the week.
What’s in the letter to Mueller? More objecting to the questions that can and should be included in Mueller’s questioning of Trump, specifically, questions that involve obstruction of justice. If Mueller cannot ask President Trump questions regarding obstruction, then the reality is there is nothing to talk about.
In interviewing with the Washington Post: Giuliani said as follows: “We have a real reluctance about allowing any questions about obstruction.”
Giuliani wants it both ways. He doesn’t want Mueller asking Trump questions on obstruction, but at the same time, he doesn’t want President Trump to go in on a subpoena, which one of Trump’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow said they would object to/quash all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Giuliani said he will “continue the negotiations” and will not deny Mueller’s request formally. Why not deny Mueller’s interview and stop playing legal games?
Because if Giuliani does, then Mueller will proceed with a subpoena and at that point, Mueller can ask any question he wants, potentially pushing the President to utter the words never said by a President: “I refuse to answer that question based on my Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.”
What Giuliani is doing is nothing more than a stall tactic, hoping to push this past the mid-term elections. His gamble, which is huge, may result in exactly what he doesn’t want. Every day we are one step closer to the mid-term elections.
We have already witnessed what happens when potential damaging information and reports are revealed close to an election. Former FBI Director James Comey released information that Hillary Clinton was being investigated ten days before the Presidential Election of 2016.
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