While Trump has claimed since taking office that "no collusion" occurred between his campaign and Russia and that Mueller was conducting a "witch hunt", Trump's acceptance of Russian help has been out in the open since the final month of the 2016 campaign. "And so the ability for his attorneys to be able to make the arguments they need to make on his behalf, as I've told him for a long time, is what he should permit them to do". We're going to give our advice.
The biggest question has been whether or not Trump's lawyers should allow their client to be interviewed by Mueller's team under oath, given Trump's tendency to speak off the cuff and say things that are contradictory or untrue. Sekulow said it was a simple mistake. That will be argued at the district court then it would go to the court of appeals, then it would go to the Supreme Court of the United States, ' he said.
"But there's not a situation where it's just you say yes", Sekulow said.
Jay Sekulow, the president's attorney, denied the president was involved in drafting Trump Jr.'s initial statement that the meeting was about Russian adoptions.
If Trump declines the interview and Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify, it would spark a constitutional fight in the courts, Sekulow said.
"Well the president, as we know, is not an attorney", Christie said Sunday.
But on Sunday, he essentially admitted, finally, that his son had indeed taken a meeting with a Kremlin-linked official in the hopes of colluding with the Russian government.
"The question is how would it be illegal?"
In a post to his Twitter feed early Sunday morning, Trump admitted for the first time that the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting involving his son, Donald Trump Jr., and a group of Russians including a Kremlin-linked lawyer, was meant to receive opposition research on 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Mr Trump responded: "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower".
"I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement", he said on ABC's "This Week" program, before continuing attacks on the integrity of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in US politics, a strategy Trump personally began from the time he took office. "I did not know about it", said Trump on Twitter.
And Trump in his tweet Sunday repeated his assertion that he had no advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting.
The president also doubled down on his attacks against the media, saying they are the "Enemy of the People". "And there was a lot of information that was gathering, and as my colleague Rudy Giuliani said, I had bad information at that time". "I've talked about that before". But this theory that's being bandied around that you can have an obstruction case by tweet - and by the way, Jeff Sessions and [special prosecutor] Bob Mueller and all of them, the entire Department of Justice are under what?
Lawyers described the statement as "short but accurate", according to The Post.
"He walks in, he wants to take over, he wants to make the deposition his deposition, even though it's mine". However, he said only Mueller can determine whether the evidence rises to the level of criminal activity that is "beyond a reasonable doubt". "They can also cause War!"