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Trump legal team seeking precedent to avoid Mueller interview: report

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posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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What? I thought Trump was more than happy to be interviewed by Mueller?!

Christ what a complete 360 in a matter of days.


President Trump’s legal team has been looking into a 20-year-old federal court order that could be used to limit or avoid an interview between Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a new report.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump’s lawyers are researching a 1997 case in which a federal appeals court ruled that sitting presidents and their top advisers are protected against disclosing certain information about decision-making and official government actions.

In the case, the appeals court ruled that prosecutors who hope to override claims of executive privilege are required to show the court that they hope to obtain “important evidence” that is otherwise unobtainable

thehill.com...

Sounds like the Trump team are getting a little nervous there. It's been an interesting sequence of events:

January 10th: Trump: ‘Seems unlikely’ I’ll need to speak with Mueller.

January 24th: Mueller wants to interview Trump.

January 24th: Trump: Would “love to” face Mueller questions — under oath

January 24th: Trump has declared he is looking forward to testifying under oath before Robert Mueller’s probe.

January 24th: Trump campaign aide indicted by Mueller signals potential co-operation with Russia probe

January 24th: Report surfaces that Trump wanted Mueller fired. But backed off when Whitehouse Counsel threatened to quit

January 25th: Trump lawyer backtracks on President's promise to testify under oath

January 26th: Fox News' Sean Hannity makes painful u-turn on live TV about Trump trying to fire Robert Mueller.

And now this.

I'm trying to understand why, if this probe isn't such a big deal, does it seem like the Whitehouse and their allies are running about like headless chicken? Don't get it? There also seems to be a massive attempt underway to distract away from Trump and this probe by rightwing sources - but this probe supposedly isn't a big deal? Manafort, Flynn and others seem to have fallen from this probe - big characters in the administration and the Trump campaign. Reports are out that Mueller intends to interview Bannon about Flynn and Comey firings as well.

I see plenty of smoke and I could swear I spotted flames. But for ATS it seems to be:





posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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Can we just stop these useless threads? Trump will interview if Mueller asks for him. Until then, if it happens, please stop flooding with nonsense.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:10 PM
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according to a report? what report what source? my guess an anonymous one? geez this is getting boring



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:12 PM
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originally posted by: coldlikecustard
according to a report? what report what source? my guess an anonymous one? geez this is getting boring


Anonymous report. Might as well say Trump ate his own poop according to some guy in the White House.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

If he's interviewed by Robert Mueller I'm guessing he'll be on his own , no advisers , I think that would make some people nervous given Trumps tendency to misspeak.
If they try to wriggle out of it after saying he's looking forward to it that would beg the question , what's he got to hide , right ?

Prepare for the "fake news" brigade.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: Southern Guardian
What? I thought Trump was more than happy to be interviewed by Mueller?!

Christ what a complete 360 in a matter of days.
And now this.
I'm trying to understand why, if this probe isn't such a big deal, does it seem like the Whitehouse and their allies are running about like headless chicken? Don't get it? There also seems to be a massive attempt underway to distract away from Trump and this probe by rightwing sources - but this probe supposedly isn't a big deal? Manafort, Flynn and others seem to have fallen from this probe - big characters in the administration and the Trump campaign. Reports are out that Mueller intends to interview Bannon about Flynn and Comey firings as well.


I don't think there's anyway Trump will do this, at least from the legal team's viewpoint, Muellar has the advantage knowing what other inteviewees have said, one wrong line from Trump and it's an,'I gotcha' moment....so don't be surprised, it's expected.
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posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Southern Guardian

If he's interviewed by Robert Mueller I'm guessing he'll be on his own , no advisers , I think that would make some people nervous given Trumps tendency to misspeak.
If they try to wriggle out of it after saying he's looking forward to it that would beg the question , what's he got to hide , right ?

Prepare for the "fake news" brigade.


Misspeak is common for someone old like Trump and Mueller. It's just two old men doing an interview. No biggie.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:19 PM
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This one will get lots of people all stirred up and coming up with all kinds of speculations.



"Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Triggered"




posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:20 PM
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coldlikecustard
according to a report? what report what source? my guess an anonymous one? geez this is getting boring

fatadam
Can we just stop these useless threads? Trump will interview if Mueller asks for him. Until then, if it happens, please stop flooding with nonsense.

Yet watch you guys go crazy over unverified memos and anonymous sources saying Obama had people under surveillance..etc.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:21 PM
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who cares



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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Even if some White House staffer and Trump give different answers to the same question in interview, that does not prove either of them is lying. Without evidence, it's just a he said she said that kind of thing.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Ok. Now I'm starting to get kinda worried about you, buddy.

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, well, you know the rest.

Might I suggest that the dosage levels on your meds could bear a bit of scrutiny?

I'd be glad to help in any way I can, I'm just worried you might be hurting yourself.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
Prepare for the "fake news" brigade.


They have arrived already!





Misspeak is common for someone old like Trump and Mueller. It's just two old men doing an interview. No biggie.

edit on 27-1-2018 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
who cares

Obviously not the faithful.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:28 PM
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An unconfirmed source contacted the NY Post and let them know that it was actually Donald Trump who crashed the helicopters the night Bin Laden was killed. This is the only reason Trump was not allowed to kill him personally. Then, he hung out and grabbed the genitals of all of Bin Ladens wives while watching PornHub eating KFC drinking Diet Coke wearing a tie made in the Phillipines. Chuck Schumer will have more in a press conference tomorrow a 1 PM



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:32 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

You better stop believing somebody will find something devastating about Trump.

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posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

IMO, Mueller should interview Trump - with or without his lawyers. The nature of the allegations warrants it and this is what I would also expect if the shoe was on the other foot.

If the investigation warrants interviewing the POTUS, then interview the POTUS - he is the #1 public servant so should be as transparent and open AF.

So far, I see zero evidence Trump has (had) any covert/deceptive relationships with Russian political or Corporate entities so as to influence the 2016 US Presidential election.

Bring it all on - lets see where it leads.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: fatadam
Can we just stop these useless threads? Trump will interview if Mueller asks for him. Until then, if it happens, please stop flooding with nonsense.


hey newbie.

why do you think trump seems so scared? he REALLY wanted to save flynn's ass, enough so as to put out an order to fire mueller. wonder why... seeing as flynn was up to shady crap.

didn't ivanka and jared introduce flynn to trump?

edit on 27-1-2018 by knoxie because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: knoxie

originally posted by: fatadam
Can we just stop these useless threads? Trump will interview if Mueller asks for him. Until then, if it happens, please stop flooding with nonsense.


hey newbie.

why do you think trump seems so scared? he REALLY wanted to save flynn's ass, enough so as to put out an order to fire mueller. wonder why... seeing as flynn was up to shady crap.

didn't ivanka and jared introduce flynn to trump?


Is Trump scared? I don't think so. He's a rattlesnake.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: fatadam


he's an elitist douche playing a con, nothing more..




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