Judge Nap: 'Nothing Good Can Come' of Trump Sitting Down With Mueller
Judge Andrew Napolitano repeated his word of caution to President Trump on sitting down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
"Nothing good can come from Donald Trump trying to persuade Bob Mueller not to charge him with anything. Let the lawyers do the talking and the negotiating," the Fox News senior judicial analyst said on "Outnumbered Overtime," arguing Trump would be likely to give "contradictory answers" if he talks to Mueller directly.
The president said to reporters Thursday - after signing an executive memorandum on tariffs - that he "would like to" testify before Mueller.
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Just hours before, Trump's lead defense attorney on the Russia probe, John Dowd, resigned. It's believed there were disputes among Trump's lawyers about whether Trump should talk to Mueller and the level of cooperation with the investigation.
Napolitano said Thursday that Joe DiGenova must learn as much as possible about the Mueller probe, including reviewing all documents given to Mueller's team, in a very short period of time.
DiGenova, who Napolitano described as "an attack dog," was brought on to Trump's legal team earlier this week.
The judge said the president's lawyers must also deal with legal claims from adult film star Stormy Daniels and other women.
"This is not good for all of this to happen to the president while he's talking to Putin and signing tariffs on China and negotiating spending with Congress. ... He is human and this is almost being under siege," Napolitano said.
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