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Sun May 6, 2018, 09:47 AM

Schiff: Trump would need to comply with Mueller subpoena

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/386417-schiff-trump-will-need-to-comply-with-a-subpoena

Schiff: Trump would need to comply with Mueller subpoena
By Mallory Shelbourne - 05/06/18 10:08 AM EDT


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Trump would need to comply with a subpoena from special counsel Robert Muller even though the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said that Trump would not need to do so.

“No, he’s going to need to comply with a subpoena. If they take that case to court, they’re going to lose,” Schiff told CNN’s “State of the Union.”


CNN’s Jake Tapper had specifically asked Schiff about remarks from Giuliani, who told ABC’s “This Week” that the president would not need to comply with a subpoena from Mueller.

“Well, we don't have to. He's the president of the United States. We can assert the same privilege as other presidents have,” Giuliani said early Sunday.

“President Clinton negotiated a deal in which he didn't admit the effectiveness of the subpoena,” Giuliani added.

Schiff on CNN added that he is “taken aback” by Giuliani’s legal strategy, which he said has been “deeply hurtful” to Trump’s case.


“Notwithstanding the efforts of damage control, I think this is a very unpromising strategy,” Schiff said.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:50 AM

1. He just has to show up

He doesn't have to answer any questions though. As Guilliani also mentioned, he could just plead the 5th in response to every question.

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Sun May 6, 2018, 10:51 AM

2. From Watergate court ruling...1974

Watergate.com

From this Court’s examination of the material submitted by the Special Prosecutor in support of his motion for the subpoena, much of which is under seal, it is clear that the District Court’s denial of the motion to quash comported with Rule 17(c), and that the Special Prosecutor has made a sufficient showing to justify a subpoena for production before trial.


the President’s generalized assertion of privilege must yield to the demonstrated, specific need for evidence in a pending criminal trial and the fundamental demands of due process of law in the fair administration of criminal justice.


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