Yeah, that’s going to happen.
With his constant commentating and public negotiating, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is setting up unmeetable expectations for special counsel Robert Mueller — a kind of insurance policy with the president’s base.
The former New York mayor told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an interview last night that the investigation should be “over by September,” and that Mueller’s case “isn’t going to fizzle. It’s going to blow up on them.” He added, “[T]here’s a lot more to what they did that nobody knows about yet … a lot more to the obstruction of justice, to the collusion, to the fake dossier.”
Giuliani told Axios that there are two topics the president’s lawyers want to rule out in order to agree to a Trump sit-down with Mueller:
- Why Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
- What Trump said to Comey about the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Giuliani mentioned those as if they were minor details — totally reasonable areas for Mueller to agree to avoid.
In fact, they’re central to the question of whether Trump obstructed justice.
So yes, we think our client will be willing to sit down with you if you promise not to ask any questions that will get him into trouble.
Clearly, Giuliani is simply stalling for time, because he knows that Mueller will never go along with this.
However, I would almost suggest that even if Mueller were to agree to this that it would not help Trump one bit because he would not be able to resist the urge to talk about it anyway.
Trump has already tweet-confessed that he lied about the Trump Tower meeting, and also tweet-confessed that he fired James Comey because of the Russia investigation.
Just imagine what he might blurt out in a room full of experienced investigators and prosecutors.
No, I would imagine that Trump’s legal team would actually chain themselves to his orange bloated legs in an attempt to keep him out of a meeting with Robert Mueller.