Trump Shouldn’t Avoid Answering Mueller’s Questions

By: Jack Quinn
– The Washington Post

President Trump’s lawyers are reportedly counseling him to avoid answering questions from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, including taking an aggressive approach to asserting executive privilege. As a former White House counsel who once took that position myself, back when President Bill Clinton was facing similar demands from an independent counsel, I fully understand their concerns. Indeed, I have lived them.

But I believe that fighting Mueller’s efforts to obtain the president’s testimony would be a mistake, both legally and politically. Neither the courts nor the public will support prolonged resistance that is not based on a reasonable view of the Constitution and applicable law.

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