Sunday, August 26, 2018
Donald Trump's own lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, distanced himself from his client's suggestion that it "almost ought to be illegal" for "flippers" to get plea deals in exchange for their testimony. ... That's just some of the fallout from a 12-minute interview that aired Thursday morning on Fox and Friends. It was Trump's most problematic sit-down since he told NBC's Lester Holt last year that the Russia investigation was indeed on his mind when he fired James Comey as FBI director -- undercutting the official explanation from White House officials. It underscored why Trump's legal team has become so determined to stop special counsel Bob Mueller from getting access, specifically demanding that questions related to potential obstruction of justice be off limits in any presidential interview.
Trump's lawyers say they're afraid Mueller will lay "a perjury trap," but the Fox hit shows Trump probably doesn't need to be coaxed like some bear in the backwoods of Maine with doughnuts. He seems perfectly capable of entangling himself in potential legal and political jeopardy with little prompting.
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