Robert Mueller’s questions, which have been published, are phrased in a way that could put President Trump in hot water when he answers them, asserts Norman Eisen of Politico. In essence, if Trump answers truthfully he might admit that he knew about his campaign’s links to Russia, which could look very bad for him. Alternatively, if he lies about these events, he risks incriminating himself just as well. Even if Trump were to plead the Fifth Amendment, the right not to incriminate oneself, this would strongly indicate that he has something to hide. In combination with the evidence Mueller will present, a strong case could be made against Trump.
Robert Mueller’s questions and his entire investigation are not justified, given the lack of proof of actual criminal activity against President Trump, holds Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review. The firing of and comments made to James Comey, while handled extremely poorly, don’t justify a full-on investigation into the president. His office is too important to be probed for every decision which is put into question by others. Mueller’s questions don’t carry weight because they go too far. Trump should not have to answer them. We hamper our government’s ability to function by allowing every partisan-motivated criticism of the president to turn into an investigation.