peaking with MSNBC host Richard Lui, a longtime Republican strategist explained that a refusal by President Donald Trump to sit down with Robert Mueller’s investigators would free the special counsel up to announce indictments even earlier — possibly before the 2018 midterms
According to host Liu, Trump is vulnerable over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, “crafting a misleading statement on the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians … dangling pardons before grand jury witnesses who may testify against him, and pressuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.”
Asked to comment, Republican strategist Susan Del Percio said it goes beyond those four points.
“I think it’s not one or the other,” she explained. “I think it’s just the overall broadness of wanting to prevent justice from happening and prevent the investigation.”
“And that’s a better narrative for the folks, for the Justice Department, frankly, if they’re going to pursue this,” she continued. “None of those four on its own would necessarily lead to criminal charges and it doesn’t seem that’s where they’re going. Just to talk about the fact that Donald Trump may not be doing an interview — just to step back on that, let’s not forget this may work out better for Mueller because he may be able to wrap things up way before the 2018 elections.”