With Robert Mueller’s investigation in its closing days, he has become desperate.
He is willing to do anything to prove that the last year of his life leading the investigation was worthwhile.
But doing that will become much harder after Trump’s lawyer challenged Mueller to the fight of his life.
At this point, anybody who follows the Mueller investigation is well aware of the hard-ball tactics played by Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
The former New York City Mayor has truly struck the fear of God into Mueller and made it clear that Trump and his legal team aren’t playing around.
But it isn’t just Giuliani that Mueller needs to deal with on the legal front.
Trump has his own personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, and he’s ready to go to all-out war to defend his client.
While speaking to ABC, Sekulow spoke about the possibility of Mueller subpoenaing President Trump.
And as it turns out, that’s something that Sekulow will not stand for.
Sekulow promised to challenge any potential subpoena, and that he is willing to take it all the way to the Supreme Court to stop it.
“A subpoena for live testimony has never been tested in court as to a president of the United States,” Sekulow stated.
A subpoena of President Trump is an extreme step that was unheard of just a few months ago. But as the investigation screeches along, it becomes more and more clear that Mueller is willing to do anything to get an edge over President Trump.
Despite Mueller being in an uphill battle, one where he has no evidence of any wrongdoing by President Trump or his campaign when it comes to colluding with Russia. Regardless, Mueller is pushing forward because his reputation really is on the line.
If Mueller had ended the investigation into President Trump months ago he would not have been in as bad a situation as he is now. But because it continued on so long, he truly can’t back out.
For that reason, he’s getting desperate.
The main goal of the subpoena into President Trump would be to force him to testify in front of his special counsel.
While testifying, things could get tricky from Trump if Mueller feels the need to play any dirty tricks.
Considering that any testimony Trump would be forced to participate in would be under oath, Mueller is given an immediate tool.
When somebody is under oath, they run the risk of perjuring themselves.
All it would take for somebody to perjure themselves in the eyes of a hostile committee is misspeaking, or accidentally misrepresenting something.
Mueller knows that all too well, and could easily frame questions in a way that would cause Trump to perjure himself without intending to.
That’s why an interview between the President and Mueller is sure to have a lot of terms brought on by Trump’s legal team.
But if the interview were to occur through a subpoena which orders him to testify, all of that goes out the window.
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