Special counsel Robert Mueller has one goal.
It is to impeach Donald Trump.
But his awful plan to take down the President just went up in flames.
Mueller tried to lay a trap for President Trump.
He requested an interview as part of his Russia witch hunt.
It was a careful ruse.
The goal was to paint Trump into a corner.
If Trump declined the interview, Mueller could count on his lap dogs in the media to push the false narrative that Trump had something to hide.
He wanted to corner Trump into accepting so the special counsel and his team could conduct a freewheeling interview about any subject they wanted as a perjury trap.
If Trump misremembered a date, a conversation, or a meeting, Mueller could claim the President lied to investigators and that Congress has grounds to impeach Trump and try to remove him from office.
Trump’s lawyers were wise to the con Mueller was running and advised the President not sit down with the special counsel, but to submit to writer interrogatories as Ronald Reagan did during the Iran-Contra investigation.
“Lawyers for President Trump have advised him against sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller, … raising the specter of a monthslong court battle,” per the N.Y. Times’ Michael Schmidt and Maggie Haberman:
- “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.”
- Why it matters: “Refusing to sit for an interview opens the possibility that Mr. Mueller will subpoena the president to testify before a grand jury, setting up a court fight that would drastically escalate the investigation and could be decided by the Supreme Court.”
“Rejecting an interview with Mr. Mueller also carries political consequences … casting a shadow over Republicans as November’s midterm elections approach or beyond into the president’s re-election campaign.”
Mueller’s investigation is a farce.
No evidence of collusion has been found.
In fact, the only proof of collusion is Hillary Clinton’s campaign colluding with the Russians by paying for the fake news Christopher Steele dossier.
Mueller has no grounds to interview the President.
He is demanding to question Trump on matters unrelated to collusion and that were not a crime, namely the controversial statement put out about the Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and a Russian lawyer.
But misleading the press is not a crime.
If that is what Mueller wants to ask Trump about, then the President should tell the special counsel to pound sand because Mueller is in violation of the separation of powers.
Interviewing Trump is Mueller’s last ditch effort to criminalize Trump’s conduct in office.
The collusion angle was a fake news hoax and the obstruction of justice case is a complete nonstarter.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.