The New York Times reported last night Trump's lawyers are advising him that he should not sit down for an interview with special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
According to the Times, his lawyers are concerned that he'll perjure himself a dozens times like he ordinarily does on a daily basis.
His lawyers are concerned that the president, who has a history of making false statements and contradicting himself, could be charged with lying to investigators. Their stance puts them at odds with Mr. Trump, who has said publicly and privately that he is eager to speak with Mr. Mueller as part of the investigation into possible ties between his associates and Russia’s election interference, and whether he obstructed justice.
Mr. Trump’s decision about whether to speak to prosecutors, expected in the coming weeks, will shape one of the most consequential moments of the investigation. Refusing to sit for an interview opens the possibility that Mr. Mueller will subpoena the president to testify before a grand jury, setting up a court fight that would drastically escalate the investigation and could be decided by the Supreme Court.
The idea that his lawyers believe he'll accidentally lie or contradict himself is actually the charitable interpretation.
The less generous interpretation is they're afraid he'll accidentally implicate himself by telling the truth.
You know, it strikes me that if Trump were just an average person, it may be up for debate in court if he's mentally capable of defending himself.