Rep. Gohmert: Mueller Wants to Interview Trump Because He's Desperate & Doesn't Have a Case
Jake Baker · January 10, 2018
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview President Trump are a sign that Mueller is desperate and doesn't have a case to make against the president.
There has been no official request by Mueller's office to interview the president yet, but Trump's lawyers are anticipating that Mueller may request information from Trump related to his investigation into Russia's attempted meddling in the 2016 election.
The president's legal team is reportedly considering a number of possible options for such an interview, including an in-person interview of Trump, written responses to questions submitted by Mueller's team or an affidavit signed by the president stating his position on the case.
"Mueller is desperate. He doesn't have a case he can make," Gohmert said on "Happening Now." "And so he's going to follow the path of Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby or Mike Flynn and hope that they can get President Trump to get confused on some date, some fact that they can turn around and prosecute him for perjury."
He echoed advice that Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano gave Trump on Tuesday and suggested the president tell Mueller, "Make your best case and bring it. I'm not helping you."
"Since he's got nothing, this is his last-ditch effort to try to trip Trump up," Gohmert said. "It would be a huge mistake to let Mueller just sit down and have a free-ranging conversation. That's how you end up as Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby and Mike Flynn did. It needs to be avoided."
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