Special counsel Robert Mueller did his best to corner Donald Trump.
He hoped to provoke a massive legal fight that would lead to Trump’s downfall.
But instead he walked right into a trap that sealed his own doom.
Donald Trump Submits Written Answers To Robert Mueller’s Questions
Trump turned in written answers to Mueller’s questions about the Russian collusion hoax.
But he did not answer any questions regarding Mueller’s attempts to frame him for obstruction of justice.
And he does not plan to sit for an interview.
That would allow Mueller to spring a perjury trap that would end in Mueller subpoenaing the President to compel grand jury testimony.
Trump and his lawyers would fight that lawless attack on the Presidency all the way up to the Supreme Court.
But that strategy poses risks for Mueller.
If he loses, it will forever weaken the office of special counsel in future investigations.
And Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Axios in an exclusive interview exactly why Mueller was likely to lose.
“I don’t think he has any way to compel testimony on obstruction because the argument of executive privilege would be very, very strong. It all relates to a period of time after he was president.” Giuliani began.
He added that Mueller has other sources of information to get Trump’s explanations for his actions.
“[A]ny question he has on obstruction, … [t]he president has given [the answers] in interviews, tweets. Other witnesses have given it to him,” the President’s lawyer continued. “And the law definitely requires that if you’re going to subpoena a president, you have to show that you can’t get the information any place else.”
Trump’s Lawyer Gives Update On Collusion Hoax
Giuliani also told Axios that he believes Mueller has no evidence of Russian collusion.
“I don’t think they have any evidence of collusion of any kind. I think their obstruction case, as a legal matter, doesn’t exist.”
He told the liberal outlet that Mueller questioned Trump in two areas: Did Trump know ahead of time about the meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and a group of Russians at Trump Tower in June 2016, and about Trump’s joke in July 2016 about the Russians finding Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 missing emails.
During a campaign rally, Trump had stated, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing.”
The fake news media latched onto that obvious joke as “evidence” Trump colluded with the Russians.
Anyone watching at the time could tell Trump was joking.
But Mueller and his team of 17 angry Democrats used it as an excuse to ruin the lives of Trump allies and waste tens of millions of dollars investigating the President.
Trump and his supporters believe submitting written answers to Mueller will end the President’s part in this rigged witch hunt.
Between all of Trump’s interviews, tweets, public statements, and written answers, Mueller owns a complete picture of Trump’s thoughts and actions.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.