Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox News this week with a simple message for President Donald Trump: Don’t even think of doing an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Responding to news that Mueller’s team has requested an interview with Trump, the Fox legal analyst practically begged the president to stay away from Mueller at all costs.
“My argument is, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER — in caps — should he do that,” Napolitano said of a potential Mueller interview. “He cannot know what Mueller and his team know about the case, he cannot know what kind of evidence they have. And one lie — or one close-to-a-lie — about a material matter, and he’s facing a potential indictment.”
Napolitano then said such an interview would be particularly dangerous because of Trump’s notorious lack of impulse control and his propensity for simply saying whatever pops into his head.
“Donald Trump is a very headstrong person who probably believes he is smarter than his interrogators, and he may be,” he explained. “But he doesn’t know more about the case than they do. It’s a trap, and he ought to stay away from it.”
Watch the video below.