posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 07:30 PM
Having read what the op has stated, as why Trump is right if he declines to interview with Mueller.
The first thing that everyone should understand: A sitting United States of America President is not above the law.
No President, at any time, while serving is above the law. The president is protected from more civil law suits. That means a person who Trump may
owe money to, may not have a chance to sue the man, until after he is done with being President.
However, in a criminal case, or investigation, the president can not avoid merely cause he is a sitting President. He can delay the actions, due to
the obligations of being President, and say take off to another country.
Now as far as Mueller and the whole investigation the answer is a yes/no kind of answer as it all depends. And here is how it goes: If Mueller
asks, and he says yes he will talk with Mueller, and there is no subpoena, then Trump and his legal team get to call the shots, including what the
President can and will not talk about, even can say no. That is fine and legal, there is nothing compelling the man to talk to Mueller. He would
even be entitled to know what Mueller wants to talk about and have time to reply and make a decision.
However, if he says no, Mueller, if he still wanted to talk to Trump, would then have to get a subpoena, and have it served to the White House staff,
and lawyers. If that is the case, then Trump is not able to say no, and would be compelled to actually sit through the interview, and it would be
Mueller’s team that would get to set the terms and topics where Trump would be required to answer under oath.
So ultimately it comes down to if there is or is not a subpoena involved. And as it is the President of the United States, it would require a federal
judge to issue such. And Mueller would have to provide both compelling argument and evidence to that, judge for the judge to even consider and do
such. And the Judge may probably put down guidelines as to what is and is not going to be with in the scope of said interview.
But right now, it is going back and forth and only the team members and lawyers are talking and sending messages back and forth.