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RUSSIA MEDDLING PROBE: Trump fears interview with Mueller could be ‘perjury trap’



RUSSIA MEDDLING PROBE: Trump fears interview with Mueller could be 'perjury trap'

US President Donald Trump has openly expressed worry that any statements under oath he provides to Special Counsel Robert Mueller over Russia’s influence at the last presidential polls could be a ‘perjury trap’.

During an interview with Reuters, Trump echoed the concerns of his lawyer in the probe, Rudy Giuliani, who has warned that any sit-down with Mueller could be a “perjury trap.”

Trump said during the interview that; “So if I say something and he (Comey) says something, and it’s my word against his, and he’s best friends with Mueller, so Mueller might say: ‘Well, I believe Comey,’ and even if I’m telling the truth, that makes me a liar. That’s no good.”

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Trump’s comments are coming hours after his former lawyer Michael Cohen came under probe by Federal prosecutors over $20 million (15.68 million pounds) in loans obtained from taxi businesses owned by him and his family.

The leader’s comments are also coming days after White House Counsel Donald McGahn was reportedly interviewed for 30-hours as findings into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential polls gathers steam.

According to New York Times, McGahn cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.


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