When it comes to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, it seems that each side is playing a game of chess.
Each move is strategically designed to take down the other.
And Trump’s legal team just made a crazy play, and the entire investigation will never be the same.
President Donald Trump is known for being unorthodox with his strategies. During the 2016 election, he ran a campaign like nobody had ever seen.
And despite the entire media claiming he would go down in flames, he is currently president, with approval numbers showing that he has a great chance of being re-elected in 2020.
Trump has taken the Mueller investigation in a similar fashion. While initially showing his support for the investigation, in the hopes it would be about finding the truth, he has swiftly turned against it.
He now regularly takes to Twitter calling out the investigation for what it is, a witch hunt. That claim is easily proven if you account for the fact that multiple Trump officials have been indicted by Mueller on charges that did not stem from his 2016 campaign.
And now that the investigation is in its second year, it is clear that President Trump is beyond fed up. That’s why he hired Rudy Giuliani, perhaps the only New Yorker more known for his no-nonsense personality, as his lawyer.
Giuliani has been tough on Mueller and his team, specifically calling for an end to the investigation.
He even went so far as to say that if the investigation isn’t ended by September that he may investigate Mueller for election interference.
With the 2018 midterms being just a month later, that seems to be a very real possibility.
But while Giuliani has been tough, it seems he may be giving Mueller a bone on something he has desperately been demanding.
Mueller’s crown jewel would be a sit-down interview with President Donald Trump.
When talks about a sit-down between Mueller and Trump started, President Trump was all for it. All that President Trump wants to do is clear his name.
But he later realized that while he knows he’s innocent, a sit-down with Mueller could be disastrous.
First off, the interview would be for official government record, so Trump would be under oath. While you are under oath, lying, even unintentionally is enough to be charged with perjury.
Second, Mueller’s legal team is made up almost entirely with Democrats, who Trump regularly refers to as the “thirteen angry Democrats.”
Those Democrats are almost certainly looking to craft questions designed to force Trump to stretch the truth, perhaps on subjects he is not as much in the know about.
That’s why, while Giuliani is leaving the possibility of a sit-down interview on the table, he is making it clear that it will need to be on Trump’s terms, and that the window for this interview is closing.
Giuliani made it clear that while there is an opening for an interview, it’s just a “slight opening.”
So far it doesn’t appear that Mueller has responded to Giuliani’s statement.
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