'Perjury Trap': Hume Says Trump's Lawyers Won't Want Him to Testify
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said that President Trump's lawyers will likely urge him not to testify under oath to Congress or anywhere else.
Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are calling on Trump to testify under oath or release any tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
Testifying under oath is a "perjury trap," Hume said, since accidental false statements from a bad memory could be held against the witness as a lie.
"[Then] you've done what has repeatedly happened in these cases. You end up with the only crimes being found in some investigations are those that are committed during the investigation itself and have nothing to do with the original offense under investigation," Hume said.
As for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' upcoming Tuesday testimony on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, Hume said he will have to "explain his role in the Comey firing."
Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in March after taking heat for his meetings last year with the Russian ambassador, which he said had nothing to do with the Trump campaign.
Hume stated that Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak is very much a "man about town," and "it's normal for senators and many other officials in Washington to talk with the Russian ambassador."
Hume recalled observing Kislyak meeting with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in the Senate dining room a few years ago and did not think anything of it.
Watch his full analysis above.