Sekulow: I Don’t Think Trump’s Written Answers To Mueller Should Be Released

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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.

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  1. If there’s “complete and total exoneration” they should be anxious to make these, like, really smart answers public … since they no doubt played a major part in the decisions of the Special Counsel and AG.

  2. This is a cover-up. To do that, you need the usual clowns.

  3. Bill Clinton prevailed in making all his testimony to Ken Starr hidden from the public, so fair is fair I guess.

  4. Most likely because analysis of the written answers will show that only a fool would believe that tRump could have written them

  5. Written responses are always crafted by lawyers with the client’s input. They use the magic words to fall into or stay out of certain categories based on the case law.

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