Washington, May 2: US President Donald Trump’s lawyers are preparing for a legal showdown with special counsel Robert Mueller who is currently investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the media reported. Trump’s legal team is bracing for the dramatic possibility that Mueller would subpoena the President, setting up a collision that could force a lengthy court fight and test the legal limits of the President’s power all the way up to the Supreme Court, informed sources told CNN on Tuesday.
Mueller has raised the possibility of a presidential subpoena in at least one meeting, according to the. But some of the President’s legal advisers are gambling that Mueller would not go that far. Asked whether the President would ever plead the Fifth Amendment to avoid answering questions, the sources told CNN that the legal team believes there are many “constitutional challenges” that would need to be met before that possibility even would be considered.
Trump’s lawyers said that the President has not shut the door to a possible agreement for an interview. His new legal team is still assessing that before making a recommendation, the sources added. (IANS)