Robert Mueller Dropped The Hammer, Threatened Trump With A Subpoena: Report
Special counsel Robert Mueller isn’t playing games. During a March meeting, the Trump team tried to claim that the president didn’t have to speak to Mueller, but the Special Counsel replied that he could subpoena trump to appear before a grand jury if he refused to talk with his team.
Mueller made the comment in response to the Trump legal team’s argument that the president wasn’t obligated to speak with federal investigators in the probe into Russian election interference, according to the Washington Post.
“This isn’t some game,” Trump’s then-lawyer John Dowd reportedly replied. “You are screwing with the work of the president of the United States.”
Dowd, who was leading the response to Mueller’s probe on Trump’s personal legal team, abruptly left the legal team in March.
The Post reported Tuesday that in the wake of the March meeting, Trump’s attorneys created a list of questions they believed that Mueller’s team would ask the president during an interview.
Those questions were based off the topics that investigators told Trump’s lawyers they wanted to discuss with the president.
The list of questions, which The New York Times first reported Monday night, includes inquiries about the decisions to fire national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey; whether Trump communicated with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the campaign; and the president’s reported attempts to fire Mueller.
Trump railed against the questions in a tweet early Tuesday, claiming that there were “no questions about collusion,” despite several questions about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian being included on the reported list.
The fraudulent president is boxed in. If Trump doesn’t cooperate, he could be facing his administration’s worst nightmare. If Trump is subpoenaed, he will perjure himself at best. At worst, Trump could open the door to other avenues of criminal investigation.