Can Trump refuse to answer questions on the Russian investigation?

In this Dec. 12, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team over politically charged text messages at one point referred to Trump, then the Republican presidential candidate, as an “idiot.” The Associated Press reviewed dozens of text messages between Peter Strzok, an FBI counterintelligence agent, and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who was detailed to Mueller’s team earlier this year. The Justice Department turned the messages over to Congress on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

There are talks on Capitol Hill that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is seeking to interview Trump in the coming weeks to further his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

It’s been reported that Trump’s legal team is establishing negotiations for the parameters in which Trump would agree to testify.

Host Brian Copeland brought up an interesting point though — what will happen if the parties can’t reach an agreement? Would Trump have grounds to refuse a subpoena from Mueller?

Copeland decided to consult an expert on the topic, legal analyst Dean Johnson.

Listen to the full segment below to hear Johnson dive into the potential scenarios.


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