He thinks to the bottom of his heart that he is 100% totally innocent of anything involving Russia’s disturbance in the election or any possible collusion with his project.
When he calls the entire thing a “witch hunt” and a “scam,” he suggests it in relation to himself. “I’m the President and I didn’t do anything incorrect” is exactly what Trump is truly stating. “People under me? Who understands? I am innocent and this is all a diversion.”
Now bear in mind that Trump thinks himself to be his own finest supporter in all things– organisation, politics and, yes, the law. He has actually currently revealed disappointment on several celebrations about how sluggish the procedure is moving.
To his mind then, the very best (just?) method to resolve the issue of the Mueller examination is to take a seat with Mueller– no matter exactly what the (extremely careful) attorneys state.
Think about it in this manner. Trump is a huge TELEVISION watcher. You understand he’s familiar with the 100 versions of “Law and Order” presently on the air. In the number of those does the completely innocent offender not take the stand to protect himself? It’s close to 0%.
Not taking the stand– in the remarkable arts– is a sure indication that you are (a) concealing something, (b) guilty or (c) both.
In the real life, obviously, lots and great deals of individuals do not affirm– for all sorts of factors consisting of the possibility they may incriminate themselves or due to the fact that they might be a less-than-stellar witness and in fact harm their case.
But, Trump is blessed with best self-esteem and, for that reason, unconcerned about either of those problems. He’s innocent! Exactly what does he have to stress over incriminating himself or not assisting his cause?
Then there is the mano-a-mano component of a face-off with Mueller that Trump plainly delights in. He has actually checked out all the favorable press about Mueller– how he is the most intelligent, most devoted, many relied on male in police. How his stability is undoubted. How he might never ever start a partisan witch hunt.
That gnaws at Trump. His natural impulses are to remove these idols that individuals hold. Jeb Bush. Barack Obama. John McCain. In Trump’s mind, he cut all these individuals– and lots more– down to size when they met him. He probably wishes to make Mueller the most current name on his wall. If he will not sit down with Mueller, and he cannot do that.
Add everything up– and integrate it with that Trump generally gets exactly what he desires– and there’s every need to think that he will disregard his legal representatives’ suggestions and push for some except exchange with Mueller.