It has been reported that Robert Mueller wants to to question President Trump as soon as possible, and even though according to many this was bad for the president, there could be a silver lining for him after all.
As Fox News reported, experts say that reports of the special councel wanting to speak with the president may mean that he is nearing the end of his investigation into the alleged collusion with the Russians. Normally, prosecutors almost never interview their highest-ranking potential target, at least not until they have acquired most of the evidence since they want to be as ready as possible when they finally speak with him.
According to this, it’s unlikely that Mueller’s investigation will still be on for the next year or two, casting a dark shadow over the White House for that entire time period.
It has also been revealed that Mueller told Trump’s lawyers that he will probably seek to interview him, which set off discussions among the attorneys about the perils of such a move.
The Washington Post reported the following:
“People familiar with the discussions of President Trump’s attorneys have stated that they are reluctant to let him sit for open-ended, face-to-face questioning without clear parameters. Since the meeting in December, they have discussed whether the president could provide written answers as President Ronald Reagan did during the Iran-contra investigation, and the obligation of Mueller’s team to demonstrate that without interviewing the president, there is no way for them to obtain the information they seek.”
An annonymous source has stated for the New York Times that Mueller “seemed most interested in asking about the former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, and the firing of Comey — not the broader question of potential collusion with the Russians. That signals an interest in whether President Trump tried to obstruct justice.”
Trump has always made himself clear – he wants and end to be put on Mueller’s investigation as quickly as possible, and he is confident that there are no evidence of him colluding with Russia, because something like that has never actually happened. He said the following to reporters at Camp David:
“We have been very open. It was either that or the whole thing would have taken years. But you know, when you have done nothing wrong, why not be open and get it over with?”