A Trump legal team source said it was “gratuitous” of Special counsel Robert Mueller to make the statement, “if we had confidence the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
“Gratuitous,” the source said emphatically, arguing Mueller did not have to make that kind of statement, leaving the door open to interpretation that Trump could conceivably be accused of committing a crime.
The source went on to say that Mueller during his remarks made it obvious he doesn’t want to appear before Congress. “He clearly doesn’t want to testify,” the source said.
But the Trump legal team source says Mueller has not been ordered to avoid testifying.
“He has not been instructed not to testify,” the source said.