For John, BLUF: Turning Mr Donald Trump loose in a room full of Federal Prosecutors is dangerous to Mr Trump, the Prosecutors and the population as a whole. Nothing to see here; just move along.
And the sub-headline:
And as president, he shouldn’t even be asked.
This is from The National Review, by Andrew C McCarthy, 27 January 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
Let’s cut to the chase: Donald Trump should not agree to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller — and President Trump should not even be asked.I am not sure I go with Mr McCarthy that the President shouldn't be asked.
See, there are two Trumps to consider here. There is the very eccentric and volatile man who is the subject of Mueller’s amorphous investigation. And there is the president of the United States, who has responsibilities to that vital public office. Here, the interests of both happen to align.
I guess I would be OK with the President being interrogated if he got to ask his own set of questions. Like has Special Counsel Team member Andrew Weissmann (Chief of the DOJ Criminal Division's Fraud Section) ever violated his responsibilities under Brady? And then the President could go on to ask Special Counsel Robert Mueller if he had every known of a Brady violation that he had not acted on?♠
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Yes, I am chary of Main Justice and its proper execution of its responsibilities under Brady.