During his joint press conference today with Norway prime minister Erna Solberg, Trump was pressed by a Norwegian reporter about whether or not he would be willing to sit for an interview with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.
Departing from prior statements that he would be “100% willing” to testify under oath, today the president refused to commit, saying, “We’ll see what happens . . . When they have no collusion, and nobody has found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you would even have an interview.”
Despite four of his top aides being indicted, two pleading guilty, the leaked dossier and Fusion GPS testimony proving a conspiracy took place, FBI evidence corroborating the dossier’s contents, and Russians admitting they interfered, Trump still denies there was any collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election.
However, if Mueller subpoenas him and Trump refuses to testify, or he pleads the Fifth Amendment, he will only amplify accusations that he is obstructing justice.
Trump is trying to run from the realities that are closing in on him 1.) that he is unfit for office and 2.) that he is guilty as sin of conspiracy with Russia, obstruction of justice, money laundering, and a potential litany of other crimes.
There’s only so far he can run, however. The moral arc of history is long, but Mueller’s justice comes quick and in the dead of night.
When asked if he’d be willing to be interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller, President Trump says, “There is no collusion … we’ll see what happens.” pic.twitter.com/J6mUUTsQGZ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 10, 2018