President Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow told CNN on Monday that he would push hard against the release of the President’s written answers to questions that were submitted to special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I would fight very aggressively for that information to not to be released. I think any lawyer would,” he said. “Just because as a lawyer you don’t waive privileges and you don’t waive — you don’t waive investigative detail absent either a court order or an agreement between the parties. And you’d have to weigh a lot of factors there on how that effects other presidencies so I think it’s not a simple, just waive your hand and here we release the document. That would be very inappropriate. … That will be a decision for the attorney general makes but I have some strong opinions about that.”
Trump’s attorneys negotiated with the Mueller team for months about what form of interview the President would give the special counsel’s office, eventually landing on the submission of questions related to collusion, but not obstruction of justice.
Sekulow has "strong opinions" against making Trump written answers to Mueller public pic.twitter.com/LRbnWeYT4F
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 25, 2019