By Steve Neavling
President Trump and his lawyers have stalled long enough, and the time has come to subpoena the president.
So says Harry Litman, a constructional law professor at the University of California at San Diego.
“Enough is enough. It’s time to subpoena the president,” Litman argued in a column for the Washington Post.
Litman said special counsel Robert Mueller has been “patient while Trump and his representative engaged in scarcely credible gamesmanship.”
Trump continues to call the special counsel investigation “a witch hunt” as he tries to chip away at the credibility of the FBI and Justice Department, an effort that appears to be paying off as most of the president’s most ardent supporters agree with his calculated remarks about federal law enforcement.
“It has become increasingly apparent that neither Trump nor anyone in his orbit has any interest in his answering Mueller’s questions,” Litman wrote. “In a word, they are playing Mueller, and in the process, playing the country.”