Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said President Trump should avoid an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller or he could "end up like Bill Clinton."
There has been no known 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.
"If I were his lawyer, I'd say, 'Keep your mouth shut and just talk to me or you'll end up like Bill Clinton,'" Jarrett said on "Lou Dobbs Tonight."
He explained that Clinton was forced to talk to independent counsel Ken Starr pursuant to a grand jury subpoena, and he ended up in a "world of trouble" for lying, resulting in an impeachment.
Dobbs pointed out that there was evidence of a crime in Clinton's case, but there is no evidence that Trump broke the law.
"There's no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion," Jarrett agreed. "But what I would worry about as a lawyer is an obstruction entrapment by Mueller during the course of such an interview."
He explained that Mueller could ask Trump why he asked former FBI Director James Comey to take it easy on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and why he later fired Comey.
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