To say that things were getting “testy” between President Donald Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be underselling the tension just a bit, especially after today’s most recent developments.
The American people have been wholly dissatisfied with the prolonged and nonsensical probe into what many believe is a conspiracy theory pinning the Russian government to U.S. President Donald Trump. Robert Mueller has done little more than slap a few process charges on low-level henchmen in whatever Trump empire he believes exists – none of which have to do with Russia outright – hoping to catch a Chatty Cathy in the mix. It’s not working, and that has We The People growing a bit restless with the whole thing.
Now, as the President prepares for the inevitable dog and pony show of a Mueller interview, and in an effort to speed up the entire process, The Donald has asked permission to answer Mueller’s questions in writing. Mueller, in a petty and telling move, flatly denied the request.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is now on President Trump’s legal team, told CBS News correspondent Paula Reid Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has rejected proposals to allow Mr. Trump to answer questions from investigators in writing.
The president’s legal team has signaled that this would be their preferred format for a possible interview, since it helps protect Mr. Trump from the possibility of lying or misleading investigators, which is a criminal offense.
Giuliani told CBS News it will take up to three weeks for him to get fully up to speed on the facts of the investigation and be prepared to engage in formal negotiations with the special counsel about the terms of a possible interview with Mr. Trump.
Giuliani told Reid that he and the president’s legal team continue to be in communication with the special counsel, but that he wants to have a better sense of the facts before engaging in formal negotiations about a possible interview.
The Trump team will also be looking to barre certain topics from the record, given Mueller’s proven penchant for steering off course.
In fact, the entire debacle has been criticized as nothing short of a fishing expedition by the former FBI Director, who seems hellbent on getting Trump, for whatever he possibly can. If tomorrow’s headlines read “Mueller Indicts Trump on 1987 Jaywalking Charge”, you wouldn’t find us surprised. This entire charade has the air of obstruction about it, as Mueller does whatever he can to disrupt the President’s ability to govern, regardless of the Russian connection…or lack thereof.