So he thinks he could take over an investigation into his own possibly illegal behaviors?
Courtesy of Reuters:
Trump asserted that he retained the power to intervene in the probe, but that he had chosen not to do so for the moment.
His administration, Trump said, was “a smooth-running machine, except in that world. And I’ve decided to stay out. Now I don’t have to stay out.
“I can go in, and I could do whatever — I could run it if I want. But I decided to stay out,” he said. “I’m totally allowed to be involved if I wanted to be. So far, I haven’t chosen to be involved. I’ll stay out.”
This is not only completely unprecedented but if Trump attempted to do this it would clearly be an obstruction of justice.
The very fact that he would say something like this demonstrates how unhinged this man has become.
Trump also echoed Giuliani’s concerns that Mueller was setting a perjury trap for him:
The president expressed fears that investigators could compare his statements with that of others who have testified in the probe, such as former FBI Director James Comey, and that any discrepancies could be used against him.
“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.”
So Trump does not see this as a truth versus untruth scenario, but rather one where friendship dictates who is believed and who is not.
During the interview, Trump also claimed that he had not considered revoking Robert Mueller’s security clearance, which I doubt to be true, and blamed the investigation for interfering in his plan to strengthen America’s relationship with Russia.
Yeah, I bet.