President Donald Trump would be unwise to be questioned under oath by Robert Mueller and his army of attorneys, says a former prosecutor.
Perhaps playing a legal game with Mueller, Trump has suggested he is "looking forward" to being questioned by the special counsel – even under oath – as Mueller and his attorneys search for Russian collusion during Trump's presidential campaign.
Yet none of the indictments so far are related to substantive allegations of collusion, says attorney Abe Hamilton, a former New Orleans assistant district attorney who is now general counsel at the American Family Association.
"All of the crimes have been for basically for people lying to FBI officers," says Hamilton, "so I don't know if that's the wisest thing in the world for the president to do."
The former prosecutor has also raised concerns on his weekday radio show "The Hamilton Corner," where he has suggested that Mueller and his team know how to trap people who are under oath, and hence Trump could be tripped up and then accused of lying under oath.
Instead of a Trump-Mueller interview, Hamilton suggests the four-page FISA memo should be released to the public because it will likely blow up the Mueller investigation. He notes that the FBI director and Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, literally showed up at the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan begging to keep the memo secret.
"If the FBI Director, Christopher Wray, and Rod Rosenstein don't want it released, I probably want it released," says Hamilton.
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