Rep. Biggs: No Reason for Trump to Agree to Potentially 'Disastrous' Mueller Interview
Rudy Giuliani indicated on Sunday that President Donald Trump's legal team will recommend Trump not do an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
Giuliani, who joined Trump's legal team in April, said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that they are "leaning toward not" recommending Trump speak with Mueller.
If Trump is subpoenaed to testify, Giuliani has said he would take Mueller to court.
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Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) agreed that's a good strategy, because an interview with Mueller and his team would be "disastrous" for the president.
"It's an attempt to entrap the president," Biggs said on "Outnumbered Overtime" on Monday. "The president's been extremely cooperative, not only in providing a mountain of documents, but even on occasion waving privilege he could otherwise claim."
"And so I don't think there's any rationale to sit down, nor is there any rationale to subpoena the president to sit down."
As for talk of Trump pardoning himself, Biggs said it's premature, since there is no evidence a crime was committed, let alone charges filed against him.
"I think that there's a constitutional authority for the president to pardon himself," Biggs said. "I think think it'd be highly unlikely, and in this case certainly unnecessary."