‘Panicky’ Trump’s Attempt To Stop Mueller’s Testimony Just Got Shutdown By His Own Lawyers
Donald Trump is in full panic mode. After it was reported on Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller would appear before Congress to testify about his findings in his investigation into the president, Trump took to Twitter to demand him not to testify.
Trump wrote, “After spending more than $35,000,000 over a two year period, interviewing 500 people, using 18 Trump Hating Angry Democrats & 49 FBI Agents – all culminating in a more than 400-page Report showing NO COLLUSION – why would the Democrats in Congress now need Robert Mueller to testify. Are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion? There was no crime, except on the other side (incredibly not covered in the Report), and NO OBSTRUCTION. Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems!”
….to testify. Are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion? There was no crime, except on the other side (incredibly not covered in the Report), and NO OBSTRUCTION. Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2019
But Trump’s attempt to stop Mueller from testifying have fallen short.
On Monday, Robert Bauer, the White House counsel under Barack Obama, to the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent that Trump has been advised that he cannot legally stop Mueller from testifying.
“I would assume his lawyers will be, or are, telling him (1) that he cannot put his attorney general, whom he would not want to lose, in the impossible position of having committed that Mueller would testify, only to be overruled by Trump and 2) resistance is futile, because eventually, Mueller will testify,” Bauer wrote.
Sargent added, “If so, Trump’s tweets urging Mueller not to testify appear more feckless and panicky than anything else.”
He then added, “Mueller may well publicly speak to the ways his report detailed how the Trump campaign ‘expected it would benefit electorally’ from that Russian help, and the campaign’s efforts to — yup — collude with it. If Mueller is asked why he declined to exonerate Trump on obstruction, he might somehow let it be known that he did, in fact, establish extensive evidence of criminality.”