There has been no official request by Mueller’s office to interview the president yet, but Trump’s lawyers are anticipating that Mueller may request information from Trump related to his investigation into Russia’s attempted meddling in the 2016 election.
The president’s legal team is reportedly considering a number of possible options for such an interview, including an in-person interview of Trump, written responses to questions submitted by Mueller’s team or an affidavit signed by the president stating his position on the case.
On "The Story," Judge Napolitano said any of those options would be a bad idea for the president because he cannot know what Mueller's team knows and what evidence they already have.
"One lie or one close-to-a-lie about a material matter and he's facing a potential indictment," he explained.
He said that FBI investigators are "very, very good" at trapping people, and Trump should avoid falling into such a trap by declining to submit to an interview, which he is legally entitled to do.
"Donald Trump is a very headstrong person who probably believes he is smarter than his interrogators, and he may be. But he doesn't know more about the case than they do," Judge Napolitano said. "It's a trap, and he ought to stay away from it."
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