A former Associate Deputy Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan took to the pages of the Washington Examiner for a provocative column arguing President Donald Trump should demand to immediately and publicly testify under oath.
“The president should insist on immediately testifying publicly under oath about the alleged link before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Special Counsel Mueller, including an explanation for firing FBI Director James Comey,” Bruce Fein argued.
Fein also served as general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission in the Reagan era and is the author of “American Empire Before the Fall and Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy.”
“Mr. Trump should also waive executive privilege or state secrets for himself or for any other witness called by the Committees or Mueller. He should order his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and son Donald Trump Jr. to testify publicly under oath before congressional committees and the Special Counsel,” Fein continued.
“The president has repeated ad infinitum that neither he nor his campaign team were linked in any to the Russian government to defeat Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton or to otherwise influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election,” Fein claimed. “He has nothing to hide.”
“Instead, he should provide Congress, the Special Counsel and the American people the public testimonies and disclosures necessary to verify whether alleged Russian links to his presidential campaign are fake news,” Fein counseled.
“That would truly make the rule of law sparkle, and American greatness shine,” Fein concluded.