While the question hounding Donald Trump and the media has been about Special Council Robert Mueller going after a sitting President for trying to stop an investigation against himself?
Trump’s legal team seems to be betting they won’t have that problem….
Indicting a sitting President is reportedly against Dept of Justice rules….In addition?
There are some that think that a President can indeed pardon himself….
Bringing charges against a President is serious and would have to be iron tight…But the action would start a POLITICAL process
Those charges would be presented to the House of Representatives to either pass or hand up an impeachment charge….
The case would then go to the Senate…..
Trump probably wouldn’t have trouble…
But you never know….
With all of the above?
Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer handling the response to Mr. Mueller’s investigation is busy supplying data requested by the Special Council’s office in the hope that THEY will NOT have a strong enough case to point to their client being guilty of a federal crime….
Not ALL of the Cobb’s team are happy with his strategy….
White House officials once debated a scorched-earth strategy of publicly criticizing and undercutting Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russian efforts to disrupt last year’s election. Now, President Trump’s lawyers are pursuing a different course: cooperating with the special counsel in the hope that Mr. Mueller will declare in the coming months that Mr. Trump is not a target of the Russia inquiry.
Mr. Trump has long sought such a public declaration. He fired his F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, in May after Mr. Comey refused to say openly that Mr. Trump was not under investigation.
The president’s legal team is working swiftly to respond to requests from Mr. Mueller for emails, documents and memos, and will make White House officials available for interviews. Once Mr. Mueller has combed through the evidence, Mr. Trump’s lawyers plan to ask him to affirm that Mr. Trump is not under investigation, either for colluding with Russian operatives or for trying to obstruct justice.
More than a half dozen White House officials, witnesses and outside lawyers connected to the Russia inquiry have described the approach, which is as much a public relations strategy as a legal one. The president’s legal team aims to argue that the White House has nothing to hide, hoping to shift the burden to Mr. Mueller to move quickly to wrap up an investigation that has consumed the Trump administration’s first year.
“The White House believes the special counsel shares its interest in concluding this matter with all deliberate speed for the benefit of the country,” said Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer handling the response to Mr. Mueller’s investigation. He said the administration was cooperating “with hope of bringing the matter to a prompt and decisive end.”….Share on Facebook