Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday he believes President Trump will be interviewed at some point by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team.
On "America's Newsroom," Bill Hemmer asked about a statement by Trump's lawyers that they do not expect Mueller's team to request to speak with the president.
"My belief is that the president ultimately will be interviewed. He will be interviewed to see if he tells the truth. It's a favorite technique of the FBI," he explained.
Napolitano agreed with an assessment by Gregg Jarrett that the longer the probe goes on, the more it will damage Trump's ability to negotiate with Russia.
"That is the problem with independent counsels. They have a tendency to want to justify their ... existence by indicting people," he said, adding that the alleged offenses may turn out to be unrelated to Russia or the campaign.
The judge stated earlier this week that the White House should be "very concerned" about new reports pointing to a potential deal between Mueller and Gen. Michael Flynn.
In a new Fox News Opinion piece, Napolitano notes that Thanksgiving has come and gone, with Mueller's probe showing no signs of concluding.
Regrettably, this purchased, bribed testimony is, more often than not, believed by jurors, even though they are told of the deals that brought the evidence to them. Though Trump’s lawyers are gainsaying this Flynn reversal, they must know how potentially dangerous it is to their client. Flynn was Trump’s nearly constant confidant from June 2015 to February 2017.
Thanksgiving is over. Mueller and his team remain hard at work.
The judge concluded by telling Hemmer that so far he has seen evidence of legal communication between Russia and Trump associates, but not "evidence of an agreement" -- which would be a potential crime.
Watch his full analysis above.