Trump v Mueller: to speak or not to speak

Not looking too worried about a subpoena

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that a "50-50" chance existed that Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller would subpoena President Donald Trump.

Giuliani says the president repaid his former lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to Daniels. In doing so, Giuliani referred to the agents as "stormtroopers", a term originally used to describe specialist soldiers of the German Army in World War I and adopted by the Nazi Party for members of its paramilitary wing.

That didn't sit well with former FBI Director James Comey.

Mueller reportedly threatened earlier this year to subpoena Trump in the Russian Federation probe, setting up a potentially historic clash that legal experts say could reach the Supreme Court. The New York Times first published the list of questions.

While Trump has, in fits and starts, expressed his willingness to sit down with Mueller, he pulled back a bit more recently, after his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen's property was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last month in an unrelated case. If Trump was obstructing anything, it was injustice - the injustice of an Federal Bureau of Investigation director abusing his position to railroad a president whom he despised.

"We don't hear anything, see anything, see any documents that contradict what we've said", Giuliani added.

Despite what Sanders would have you believe, the White House's changing story could cause problems for Trump.

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He went on to say he and fellow Trump attorney Jay Sekulow "will insist they are going to have to treat [Trump] the same way as Clinton", to include giving them the questions in advance.

". Mueller responded that he had another option if Trump declined: He could issue a subpoena for the president to appear before a grand jury, according to four people familiar with the encounter".

Peter Henning, a law professor at Wayne State University, said that while prosecutions for making false statements to the government are common, they are rarely based on an omission on a financial disclosure form. Yet when asked that same question by Congress at a public hearing past year, he declined to provide that same reassurance.

As if all of this were not enough to dissuade a self-confident Trump from sitting down with an all-knowing Mueller and his crew, now come the 49 questions Mueller has told Trump's lawyers he wants to ask the president.

"But I got to prepare for that 50 percent", Giuliani told ABC News in a telephone interview.

"This isn't some game", Trump quoted Dowd as saying from The Post.

Mueller's unfavorable rating among registered Republican voters has surged over the past month, with 51 percent telling the latest POLITICO-Morning Consult poll released Wednesday that they saw the special counsel in a negative light. Trump would then find himself either in the entirely untenable legal position of refusing to abide by a court order or in the untenable political position of taking the Fifth Amendment.

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