By Steve Neavling
Just a week after a defiant and confident Donald Trump said he was “looking forward” to testifying in the special counsel’s investigation into the possibility that he obstructed justice, his attorneys are now saying Robert Mueller has not met the high threshold for an interview with the president.
CNN, citing people familiar with the ongoing deliberations, Trump’s lawyers don’t want the president to sit down for an interview.
To meet the threshold for an interview, Trump’s attorneys said Mueller must demonstrate that the president is the only person who can provide them with information they are seeking.
But Trump’s attorneys don’t get the final say. Mueller could force an interview through a grand jury subpoena, which could lead to a protracted legal battle.
Trump’s aides privately worry that the president could perjure himself in an interview.