Well it’s starting to look like Mueller is gonna get his interview with Trump after all. It’s being reported now that Rudy Giuliani has flipped on the idea of letting Trump be interviewed:
THE HILL – President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani in a reversal on Wednesday said that he now believes that Trump should interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I guess I’d rather do the interview. It gets it over with it, it makes my client happy,” Giuliani told The Washington Post. “The safe course you hear every lawyer say is ‘don’t do the interview,’ and that’s easy to say in the abstract. That’s much harder when you have a client who is the president of the United States and wants to be interviewed.”
The former New York City mayor told the Post that Trump has vacillated over whether he wants to interview with Mueller in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.
“There have been a few days where he says, ‘maybe you guys are right,’” Giuliani said, referring to members of Trump’s legal team who have warned him against talking with Mueller.
“Then he goes right back to, ‘why shouldn’t I?’” he added.
Giuliani also said that he is concerned that a Trump interview with Mueller could be set up to catch the president on a possible perjury charge because “truth is relative.”
“They may have a different version of the truth than we do,” Giuliani said.
The lawyer also said that he believes Mueller’s team wouldn’t ask about any events that took place during Trump’s presidency. CNN reported Tuesday that the president’s lawyers are seeking to limit questions on Trump’s conduct after his inauguration and on possible obstruction of justice.
I think if Rudy had his druthers, Trump wouldn’t do the interview. But the way I read this, Rudy hasn’t so much flipped on the idea as he has been worn down by Trump who really wants to do the interview.
Remember the drudge headline from when Obama hopped on AF1 and flew to Switzerland for the Olympics? “The Ego has Landed”. Well, if Trump does the interview, I have a feeling the headline will be “The Ego has Crash Landed!”