"Here's what it's all about - it's real simple", he said, referring to the Mueller investigation. If Trump was obstructing anything, it was injustice - the injustice of an Federal Bureau of Investigation director abusing his position to railroad a president whom he despised.
President Donald Trump hired a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to a special counsel investigation that has reached a critical stage. Little noticed in that interview he gave to Fox's Brett Baier was his recounting of a triple dinner date with John Brennan and Jim Clapper and their spouses, at which he said they never discussed the Trump controversies.
"The Democrats weren't very happy with Trump's election, obviously, so they've done everything in their power to undermine them and they have relied very heavily on leaks from the Central Intelligence Agency and the FBI", Lazare told Becker.
"At some point, though, he's going to have to show up and be deposed and answer those questions", he added.
Some takeaways from the list.
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen "funneled it [the $130,000] through a law firm and the president repaid it", Giuliani said, speaking with Trump's advance knowledge. "She was in Bedminster, New Jersey, with President Donald Trump the rainy May 2017 weekend when he chose to fire FBI Director James Comey".
Mr. Comey was reluctant at the time to publicly exonerate Mr. Trump in case he were to be investigated later.
You can be sure, Mueller will have interviewed everyone he could find who heard President Trump react to the meeting with Comey 16 months ago. "What was the reason for your continued criticism of Comey and McCabe, even till today?" "Who played a role?" reads one question.
Mueller's appointment as Special Counsel was initially supported by a lot of Republicans, implying that Trump initially did not enjoy support from his party. During that same meeting, Comey alerted Trump to the existence of salacious allegations concerning Russian Federation prostitutes contained in a dossier compiled by a former British spy that had been circulating around Washington.
They're banking that the lead Russian Federation investigator will follow long-standing Justice Department practice that a sitting president can't be indicted, and that that the only real threat to Trump's survival is impeachment.
Comey said Trump strongly denied the allegations, but appeared to calm down after being told he wasn't under investigation.
But on Friday, Trump suggested that Giuliani may have stepped out of line - at least in one area. "Or were you in the dark?" one reporter asked.
The about four dozen questions were compiled by Trump's lawyers during negotiations with Mueller's investigators earlier this year over the prospect of a presidential interview. Comey wrote in a memo that Trump repeatedly asked him for loyalty. Flood might be willing to charge the president a pretty penny for litigating the subpoena, but as a respectable officer of the court, he would need to counsel Trump to comply with it if he loses appeals.
Few of the leaked questions even pertain to Robert Mueller's supposed mandate.
The other possibility is that Trump refuses to agree to an interview with Mueller, and then challenges a subpoena.
The politically gridlocked FEC often takes months, or years, to rule on campaign finance complaints. Seems pretty material to me where that document came from! Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow declined to comment to The Associated Press.
"All I'm telling is you that this country is right now running so smooth and to be bringing up that kind of crap, and to be bringing up witch hunts all the time, that's all you want to talk about", he said. Cohen faces a criminal investigation by New York's Southern District U.S. Attorney's office and a civil suit from Daniels in California. That story, along with a larger investigation by the special counsel, has been an ongoing source of frustration for the president.