The President Should Keep His Word

The President said he'd testify under oath. He should to deny Democrats ammunition in the 2018 elections.

President Trump's lawyers do not want President Trump to sit down with the Mueller investigators. They are wise to not want that. The President has a history of not quite being honest, even in depositions. Let's not forget he based his wealth on what he felt like.

But I think the President should keep his word. He has been very open about his willingness to sit with the Mueller team and, frankly, it will look like he has something to hide if he refuses. The President has the opportunity to put this matter behind him once and for all by providing a disciplined performance before the Mueller investigators. Failing to do so is just going to drag this out, raise questions about what he might be hiding, and provide Democrats additional ammunition with which to argue he collaborated with the Russians or should otherwise be impeached.

President Trump should keep his word. He said he would testify under oath. He should do just that.

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gavinwca
gavinwca

The FBI is leading a coup d'etet' against the president, the only thing they want from the president is to tell a circumstance a little different than the wiretap recorded a conversation so they can accuse him of lying to the coup oh FBI, he would be a fool to kgive them that pleasure.

GAmimi
GAmimi

Erick, why would President Trump take your advice?

Magared
Magared

Uranium one is the new Benghazi

Battleship44
Battleship44

Erick: I usually agree with much of what you write. But on this one, you have it totally wrong. Your opinion on this is naive at best. Nothing good can come from Trump testifying and any lawyer worth his or her salt will vehemently advise against it. Mueller is now looking for process crimes since he has nothing regarding collusion or obstruction so far on Trump. Ironic considering Mueller himself may be facing a serious investigation on him for his role in the uranium 1 deal - (look for that to come out soon folks). I have no love for Trump, but, Mueller is filthy IMHO and has no business "investigating" a menu at a local restaurant to see what he will have for dinner.

AZ Libertarian
AZ Libertarian
etbass
etbass said: I think it is a trap to try and catch Trump in obstruction or perjury. I say this as someone that initially thought the Muller investigation was warranted. (It would have never happened if Trump hadn't strayed from the established WH narrative that Comey was fired for his handling of the Clinton situation and lack of faith in his leadership from both parties. Instead Trump said he did it because of Comey's handling of the Russia accusations.) However, due to the potential bias of many of the investigators, known bias of some of the former ones, ties between Mueller, Comey, Fusion GPS, FBI, Trump dossier, etc., I don't have any faith in the impartiality of the Muller investigation. I would have a really hard time seeing how they could make an obstruction charge stick, when there was nothing to obstruct. If there is no there there, then I really don't care that Trump wanted it put to an end. In that situation, he would have known it was a political witch hunt designed to endanger his Presidency and embarrass him. His best path is to agree to answer written questions, but not do an interview. Trump simply can't help him. He will lie about irrelevant things just to try and boost his image or enlarge himself. If I were his attorney, I would plead with everything I had for him not to agree to meet with Muller. The risk far outweighs the reward. No one is going to change their mind on this issue whether Trump testifies or not. They either have a case or they don't. Trump's testimony is only a liability for him.

Obstruction of justice, or lying to the FBI, is a crime regardless of whether the underlying act being investigated is ultimately determined to be a crime. In my opinion, this is really where the President has to accept responsibility for his own actions in botching the Comey firing and making all sorts of problematic public statements creating the potential appearance of obstruction. Trying to avoid cooperation, or just shutting down the investigation, will only make him look guilty. Find a way to cooperate, let the investigation run the course and move on.

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