Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer representing him in the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe expects the final report to be “horrific” for the president, according to some news reports.
A report in Law & Crime quoting a Vanity Fair article said that Trump’s personal lawyer Giuliani was telling a friend of his fears after the US President was asked to answer multiple questionnaires by the Mueller team. That report also suggests there is already speculation that Trump “could do a deal and resign” after Robert Mueller makes his report public.
Apart from these reports on Rudy Giuliani’s personal misgivings on the situation, legal opinion too supports the possibility that the Mueller report could torpedo the rest of the Trump Presidency. George Washington Law School professor Jonathan Turley said Rudy Giuliani is right about how the Mueller report will affect the Trump administration, calling it a “cardiac arrest” for the White House. “There’s a lot of live torpedoes in the water,” Turley said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday.
“And I think that Rudy Giuliani is right. This report is going to be a real cardiac arrest for the Trump administration. I think they’re preparing for that. So 2019, there’s going to be a great deal of broken China in Washington. And people are not sure how this is going to play out.”
Apart from the US President, the report goes on to say that Don Jr., Trump’s elder son could also be indicted over false statements made to the Mueller team during the investigation into the meeting with Russians at the Trump Tower. The US President has flipped multiple times on whether he was aware of the meeting or not which was conducted to get “dirt on candidate Hillary Clinton.”
When asked about the possibility of indictment and if he was worried about legal trouble down the road because of that 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and his ensuing testimony about it, Don Trump Jr. said that he was “not worried about it” because “I know what I did.” “That doesn’t mean they [Mueller Probe] won’t try to do something,” he said. “[I’ll] deal with it as it comes.”