Should President Trump sit down for an interview with Robert Mueller?
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Should President Trump sit down for an interview with Robert Mueller?

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President Trump's lawyers and associates have repeatedly advised the president against sitting down with special counsel Robert Mueller for an interview. Despite Trump publicly saying he was "looking forward" to speaking with Mueller under oath because there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russia, his lawyers worry Trump's "history of making false statements" may cause him to perjure himself. But critics argue if Trump really has nothing to hide, he should talk to Mueller. What do you think?

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Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo said in a CNN interview that President Trump should avoid sitting down with special counsel Robert Mueller "like the plague."

"This is tough stuff. I'm not a lawyer, but I can't imagine that as a political adviser, as a communications operative, that I would tell the president he should sit down for this. I think they should avoid it like the plague." 

According to the New York Times, Trump's lawyers have also advised him against interviewing with Mueller despite Trump publicly stating he was "looking forward" to speaking with Mueller under oath.

[President Trump's] lawyers are concerned that the president, who has a history of making false statements and contradicting himself, could be charged with lying to investigators. Their stance puts them at odds with Mr. Trump, who has said publicly and privately that he is eager to speak with Mr. Mueller as part of the investigation into possible ties between his associates and Russia’s election interference, and whether he obstructed justice.

Many believe refusing to interview with Mueller would have dire political consequences. If Trump has nothing to hide, why wouldn't he speak with investigators? 

And if Trump does refuse to cooperate, there is a strong possibility Mueller would have to subpoena the president.

When asked if Trump should talk to Mueller, Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro said "absolutely not" because the interview would be nothing more than "a trap."

Both Anthony Scaramucci and Chris Christie also urged the president not to sit down with Mueller because they fear Trump will be "caught in a gotcha moment."

But as critics still point out: it's only a "perjury trap" if Trump lies under oath.

And according to a Monmouth University poll, 71 percent of Americans want President Trump to sit down for an interview with Mueller.

Of the 806 respondents interviewed, 71% said that Trump should agree to the interview. Views differed slightly along party lines, but Democrats and Republicans still largely agreed. About 85% of Democrats and 51% of Republicans surveyed said they support Mueller interviewing Trump. 
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