President Donald Trump’s lawyers are apparently willing to allow Trump to sit down and speak directly with investigator Bob Mueller, despite their client’s propensity for going off-script and spouting off.
According to Politico, which cited White House sources:
Donald Trump’s lawyers are open to having the president sit down for an interview with Robert Mueller, according to a senior White House official, as part of a wider posture of cooperation with the special counsel’s Russia probe.
If Mueller doesn’t request an interview by Thanksgiving, Trump’s lawyers might even force the issue by volunteering Trump’s time, the official said. The White House believes such an interview could help Mueller wrap up the probe faster and dispel the cloud of suspicion over Trump.
Trump has said previously that he is 100 percent willing to testify under oath, but it is unclear how Trump’s lawyers think he may do so without exposing himself to a great risk.