The twisted letter, obtained by New York Times, claims that the Constitution says Trump has the broad power to, “if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon.”
The devious 20-page memo also lies that Trump doesn’t have to interview with investigators. Robert Mueller’s team has tried for months to get an interview with their main criminal target, Donald Trump.
Robert Mueller has told Donald Trump’s lawyers that the investigators need to talk with the president to find out whether he tried to obstruct the investigation into Russian rigging during the 2016 election.
However, Trump’s lawyers don’t want to grant an interview because they know that prosecutors will use the many stupid mistakes that the president would surely make against him in court.
Investigators might subpoena Trump. Mueller mentioned that option to John Dowd, a former Trump’s lawyer, in March, reported the Times.
And Donald Trump’s legal team is getting ready for that possibility, Giuliani, one of the president’s attorneys, said.
The letter, authored by John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, who is another of Trump’s lawyers, takes a broad interpretation regarding the president’s constitutional power. That authority might be tested in a legal battle about whether Trump could be subpoenaed.
New York Times was the very first to report the letter’s existence, even though Trump foreshadowed the Times’s story Saturday, minutes prior to publishing. In a tweet, Trump questioned whether Mueller’s office or the Justice Department leaked his attorneys’ letters to the media.
“There was No Collusion with Russia (except by the Democrats),” Trump inaccurately tweeted shortly before the New York Times published its piece.
“When will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end? So bad for our Country. Is the Special Counsel/Justice Department leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media? Should be looking at Dems corruption instead?”
There was No Collusion with Russia (except by the Democrats). When will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end? So bad for our Country. Is the Special Counsel/Justice Department leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media? Should be looking at Dems corruption instead?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2018
A man who lies this often should not be president, and soon enough, he won’t be.