Mueller forced prospective liars to choose: Break the law, face Trump’s wrath or clean up later

Washington Post - 04-19


For months, President Trump’s lawyers fought special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team on its request for a sit-down interview with the president. However confident Trump might have been about his ability to bamboozle Mueller’s lawyers, his own attorneys understood that he would almost certainly perjure himself or be caught in a lie. (When he was deposed in 2007 as part of a lawsuit, Trump was caught in 30 different falsehoods.) The compromise: Trump would answer a set of questions posed by Mueller, once.