Most Mueller watchers have already concluded that there is no Russian collusion involving President Trump or his White House staff. Fox legal analyst and best-selling author, Attorney Gregg Jarrett, has echoed that same conclusion and believes Mueller has given up on collusion and instead is pursuing obstruction of justice charges against the president to save face.
Jarrett’s critically acclaimed book “The Russia Hoax” details how the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton conspired with a foreign agent with ties to Russia to infiltrated the 2016 Presidential Election.
Jarrett went on to say that Mueller and his team. “can’t be trusted to be fair and impartial.” And warned that if the president is foolish enough to sit down with the Special Counsel, there’s an excellent chance that Mueller will attempt to “twist the facts and contort the law” to perjure him.
Adding, “I think Mueller has given up, there was no evidence of collusion, to begin with, the FBI violated their own regulations” to begin the investigation in 2016.
On Saturday the president tweeted out that his administration is the “most transparent in history,” noting that his White House staff voluntarily gave the Special Counsel’s office over 1-million pages of information, and also allowed White House attorney Don McGahn to “fully cooperate” with the Mueller probe, adding there was “no collusion” and “no obstruction.”
Mueller, of course, seized upon the opportunity and interviewed McGahn on at least three different occasions that totaled approximately 30-hours within the past 9-months.
The substance of the investigation and what was discussed apparently ran-the-gamut, from the president’s demeanor regarding Mueller’s investigation, to why he fired FBI Director James Comey.
And there perhaps lies the perjury trap for President Trump, as outlined by Jarrett. 30-hours of testimony by the president’s White House Counsel allows the Mueller team to quiz the president (if ever he decides to be interviewed), and compare his testimony to that of McGahn.
Jarrett said that Mueller, an “inferior” officer, doesn’t have the legal basis to question Trump about exercising his constitutional authority.
“Where is it written that you can question the president about a non-crime called collusion?” he asked.
Adding, “Mueller has a clear “conflict of interest” as a longtime friend and colleague of Comey, whose firing would be central to an obstruction case.”
“How is it fair to the president? Who is Mueller disposed to believe? His friend who was fired by Trump or Trump? It’s an obvious answer,” he argued.
The president’s lead counsel Rudy Giuliani said Monday he believes that Mueller will respond soon regarding a sit-down with the president. Adding that he does not want the Russia investigation to influence the upcoming midterm elections.
“I think he will give us a decision this week on our counterproposal, we are coming down to his looking really bad by interfering in the election. I think he has to get it over with by the beginning or early September.”
Giuliani has at advised the president against sitting down with Mueller, warning that such an interview could be a “perjury trap.”
The former New York mayor has also indicated that the president would not answer questions related to obstruction of justice; although that seems the only card, the Mueller team has left to play.