Hard to fault him if he finally listens to good legal advice. Damn right he should refuse to be interviewed and fight any subpoena. Any lawyer would say the same thing. But feel free to criticize him for being a moron for initially saying he would agree to it because that was stupid.
He has a constitutional duty to fight any subpoena in a criminal matter while he is a sitting President, this is bigger than just him. There is one way to remove a sitting President legally and constitutionally and arrests, criminal trials and jail isn’t it. If Meuller wants to try him, he’ll have to wait until he is no longer in office.
The fact that he is a habitual liar of course is another very good reason he should avoid any interview or subpoena like the plague. But even if he were honest he would have far more to lose than to gain in that situation and any lawyer would advise him not to do it.
Not at all, it is the prelude to that impermissible outcome. And if he is successfully compelled to do so, he should show up, plead the fifth, and go home.
No, do I need to be one to know what lawyers usually advise their clients to do in regard to interviews with prosecutors or police? If law enforcement wants to talk to me and I have any notion they suspect me of a crime, that is only ever going to happen with a lawyer present to advise me when or if to answer their specific questions. And that doesn’t change in the least if I know I am as innocent as a newborn puppy.
There are no criminal charges levied against him at this time. This is a constitutional investigation.
Also he would be wise to heed the Clinton example. If the clintons had turned over Vince foster letters and cooperated with the investigation it’s likely no one would ever have known about his affair with lewinsky. It all would have stopped there. And this was a guy with nothing to hide but sex.