Surely, someone who has crowned himself “the king of the good deals” could’ve found some lawyers who have more in common with him. Or at least were able to show that they knew the least bit about federal investigations. Because clearly, these ones don’t. Why would a person think that an offer of an interview with the potential main target in a criminal conspiracy that is picking up steam daily (without your client’s participation), would be something that you could possibly use as a trading piece for an end to an investigation? Psst…With all of the cooperating witnesses they already have THEY DON’T NEED IT! Just the thought that a lawyer would consider such a thing to be plausible at this point is bizarre to me. But that’s exactly what Donald Trump’s legal team is pushing……well, hoping for. CNBC (@cnbc) reports, Donald Trump’s legal team is pursuing negotiations with special counselor Robert Mueller to end the probe into potential Trump-Russia collusion in exchange for an interview with the president, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, citing a person familiar with the discussions.
The lawyers are offering a sit-down interview with Donald Trump, in exchange for a promise that Mueller would end the portion of the investigation related to Donald Trump. The lawyers are asking for an end to the probe (Trump related portions) 60-days after the interview. They also want special counsel to limit the probe of their investigation. In other words, “stop looking into Trump’s possible illegal activities.” Team Trump wants the questions Mueller asks him to stay contained to questions about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Trump attorney John Dowd claimed that the WSJ story was false when asked about the reports. The Special Counsel declined to comment on WSJ’s report.