Special counsel Robert Mueller considered subpoena for Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller considered subpoena for Trump

Don't forget that both presidents who have faced impeachment proceedings in the past few decades, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, were accused of obstructing justice. His law firm, Williams & Connolly, is one of Washington's most prominent, with a reputation for aggressive advocacy for its clients and a history of tangling with the government - but also representing senior White House officials, including presidents.

"That doesn't exist with executive privilege", he told Baldwin.

While the Supreme Court has never definitively ruled on the subject, the answer appears to be yes. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

Trump himself has told reporters he'd speak with the special counsel, and the President's legal team initially claimed that an interview could happen under the right terms.

Still, his retirement is the latest evolution for a legal team marked by turnover.

While Mueller had a team of more than a dozen seasoned prosecutors at the prime of their careers, Trump's team was led by Dowd, who had decades of experience with large-scale investigations but was in solo practice and nearing retirement. But his attorneys later said that conflicts of interest prevented the move.

But critical decisions lie ahead.

Dowd's comments come more than a month after he resigned from the legal team, and they provide a new window into the nature of the Trump legal team's interactions with the special counsel, who the president has increasingly tried to undermine through public attacks.

The queries also touch on Trump's businesses and his discussions with his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, about a possible Moscow real estate deal. Flynn is now cooperating with Mueller.

The New York Times on Monday published a list of questions Mueller hopes to ask Trump, a list that was compiled by Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow as part of those negotiations.

Mr Trump could bring his own lawyers to a voluntary interview, but not to the grand jury, one possible point of leverage for Mr Mueller in the negotiations.

Even if Mueller's team made a decision to subpoena Trump as part of the investigation, he could still fight it in court or refuse to answer questions by invoking his Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination. Instead, he sees Mueller hunting for a motivation to obstruct justice in Trump's actions to fire Comey.

Trump said it was "disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were "leaked" to the media".

He says: "What are they afraid of?"

Trump could seek a court order to quash the subpoena, though it's not clear that he would have any success.

Several Republican House committee chairmen have recently negotiated deals with the Justice Department to turn over documents related to Russian Federation investigations into Trump and also the 2016 investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.

However, former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials have said that Mueller may be simply biding this time, according to Politico.

But some lawmakers who sit on those committees remain unsatisfied, particularly members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Mueller responded that he could "issue a subpoena for the president to appear before a grand jury".

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