Mueller Leaks That He May Subpoena President Trump Though Trump Is Willing To Meet With Him – Experts Argue If Trump Should Submit To Questioning
One person familiar with the president’s thinking told CNN that Trump wants to talk with Mueller because the president thinks he is completely innocent.
Of Course, Trump wants to get Mueller’s questioning out of the way because he KNOWS he’s innocent but the question is; should he? In Mueller’s investigation has been built backward, by starting with a ‘suspect’ and then fishing for a crime. That doesn’t sound like a sound or nonbias investigation but a witchhunt.
A subject could become a target with his or her own testimony, legal experts warn.
“If I were the president, I would be very reluctant to think I’m off the hook,” said Keith Whittington, a professor of politics at Princeton University and impeachment expert.
“My sense of it is the president — given that information — ought to have pretty fair warning anything he’s saying in the deposition would be legally consequential. Depending on what he says, it could wind up changing how the special counsel is thinking about him.”
Still, several legal scholars and impeachment experts believe Mueller may conclude he does not have the authority to charge a sitting president with a crime under an opinion written by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel in 1973 and reaffirmed in 2000.
If Mueller finds Trump engaged in criminal conduct, he could detail it in a report, experts argue, and let Congress to decide whether to launch impeachment proceedings based on Mueller’s findings.
“The president’s personal risk is primarily on the impeachment front,” Whittington said. “Even if there are not things that lead to an indictment, there may be matters that warrant an impeachment investigation and proceedings.”