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THREAD: Remember the claims by @realDonaldTrump & cronies that he'd sit for an interview w/Mueller⁉️

Trump LIED.🙄

Trump’s lawyers have **for months** tried to prevent Mueller from trying to force Trump to answer questions = #subpoena‼️ 1/…
In a letter to Mueller, Trump's lawyers claim that Trump "cannot be compelled" to testify.🙄

WRONG! Mueller can #subpoena Trump to FORCE him to testify **in front of the grand jury**.😎

Trump's lawyers CAN be w/him for an interview, but NOT for grand jury testimony.😉 2/
Trump's lawyers also claim Trump "could not possibly have committed obstruction b/c he has unfettered authority over all federal investigations."🤨

Yeah, just ask Nixon about that‼️3/


Trump's lawyers claim that Trump cannot illegally obstruct any aspect of the #TrumpRussia🇷🇺investigation, b/c the Constitution empowers him to, “if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to #pardon.”

This is #AbuseOfPower in REAL TIME‼️ 4/
Trump is BOXED IN.😎

His lawyers fear that if Trump answers questions – either in a voluntary interview or in front of a grand jury (#subpoena) – he will LIE = "other high crimes or misdemeanors = #impeachment.🔥 5/

The letter was written by John Dowd & Jay Sekulow and hand-delivered to Mueller *in January*👉🏼makes claims that foreshadow a potential #subpoena fight in the months before November’s midterm elections.🤔

Now, you see why Trump is GASLIGHTING‼️ 6/

Mueller told Trump's lawyers that he needs to talk to Trump to determine if he had criminal intent to obstruct the #TrumpRussia 🇷🇺 probe. If Trump refuses an interivew, Mueller can #subpoena him to testify before the grand jury.😎 7/
Mueller discussed a #subpoena w/Dowd **in March**.😎

Now, Emmet Flood (Trump's newest lawyer) is preparing for a #subpoena, according to Rudy Giuliani.😉

Because they KNOW that #MuellerIsComing. 8/

Mueller would prefer NOT to #subpoena Trump (avoids legal battle, delays). But Trump's lawyers *really* do NOT want a #subpoena, b/c they likely would LOSE any court battle over it‼️ 9/

🔥In addition to this ridiculous letter by Trump's lawyers, Trump & cronies are GASLIGHTING us w/lies & trying to SMEAR the DOJ/FBI to pre-empt a potentially damaging Mueller report that could prompt #impeachment proceedings.😎 10/


Friends, #gaslighting (using blatant lies to hide the truth) is what DESPERATELY guilty people do, not innocent ones.

And Trump **is** DESPERATE‼️ 11/

Trump’s lawyers are gambling that Mueller may not want to risk an attempt to forge new legal ground by bringing a grand jury #subpoena against a sitting president into a CRIMINAL proceeding.🤨

Good luck w/that.🤣😂🤣

That will NOT stop Mueller‼️12/

Trump's lawyers claim that Trump did not commit #ObstructionOfJustice by claiming that b/c of the authority the Constitution gives him, it is impossible for him to obstruct justice by shutting down a case or firing a subordinate, no matter his motivation.🤣😂🤣 13/

Trump's lawyers' argument went from no #ObstructionOfJustice👉🏼he "cannot" obstruct⁉️ 14/

Gotta take a break for 15 - 30 min...brb.
Just returned...picking up the thread on Trump's impending #subpoena now!🤗
If Trump's lawyers think that they can squirm out from a #subpoena, they better think again. Bill Clinton was subpoenaed by Ken Starr in a NON-criminal investigation & then negotiated terms for his testimony via video.

Trump CANNOT escape the #RuleOfLaw.😎 15/

Trump's lawyers claim Trump could not have obstructed justice b/c he did not know Flynn was under investigation when he asked @Comey to drop the case. They claim this is b/c FLYNN told senior WH officials before he was fired that he was not under FBI scrutiny.🙄

Total LIE‼️16/
Trump is LYING that he didn't know that Flynn was being investigated.

☝🏼Flynn *told* WH Counsel McGahn in January that he was under investigation
✌🏼Sally Yates told the WH that Flynn was under CRIMINAL investigation


Trump's lawyers claim that FBI investigations don't qualify as a “proceeding” under the #ObstructionOfJustice statute (not yet in court).🙄

The MORONS cited the WRONG law👉🏼Congress passed a law in 2002 that makes it a CRIME to obstruct proceedings that haven't yet started. 18/
Plus, Trump's lawyers' arguments do NOT apply to Trump's attempts to obstruct a grand jury investigation or trial — which DO count as proceedings‼️

They literally have NO argument to defend Trump. This looks like the equivalent of a legal "Hail Mary" pass.😎 19/

Trump's lawyers not only claim that Trump is innocent, but also cast him as the hero of the Flynn episode b/c he ordered his aides to investigate Flynn & ultimately fired him.🙄

This is a TOTAL LIE‼️ 20/
VP Pence knew. WH Counsel McGahn knew. Flynn knew. They ALL knew that Flynn was under CRIMINAL investigation at least a month before Flynn was fired.🤨

The ONLY reason Flynn was fired was b/c the WaPo exposed his #treason conversations w/Kislyak‼️ 21/

Trump's lawyers admit that Trump dictated Don Jr's statement (LIE) to NYTimes about the 2016 #RussianLawyer🇷🇺meeting, but claim Trump's statement that Jr met w/Russians “primarily” to discuss adoption issues — was “short but accurate.”🙄 22/
Trump's lawyers admit that Trump dictated Don Jr's statement to NYTimes about the 2016 #RussianLawyer🇷🇺meeting, but say that although it's misleading (that Jr met w/#Russians about "adoption"), it's “short but accurate.”

Another LIE‼️ 23/

It is NOT a crime to LIE to the press, but Mueller is probing if Trump's dictated statement for Jr revealed that he was trying to COVER UP proof of the campaign’s ties w/#Russia — meaning, he likely had the same intention when he took other actions.🤨 24/

Trump’s lawyers also try to defend Trump's admission to #ObstructionOfJustice in his interview w/@LesterHoltNBC, when he said that he fired @Comey b/c of “this #Russia thing."

Team🇺🇸Mueller views Trump's statement as DAMNING‼️😎 25/


Trump's lawyers claim that complete interview makes clear Trump "was willing, even expecting, to let the investigation take more time, though he thinks it is ridiculous, because he believes that the American people deserve to have a competent leader of the FBI.”🙄 26/
🎥WATCH for yourself. Here is @realDonaldTrump's interview w/@LesterHoltNBC. Start at the 1 minute mark. 27/


Trump is BOXED IN. If he interviews w/Mueller, he will LIE👉🏼crime & impeachable offense. If he continues to refuse an interview, Mueller likely will #subpoena him & FORCE him to testify.😎

Trump CLEARLY has NO defense. He & the rest of Team🇷🇺Traitor are TOAST‼️


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