Yeomans: Trump’s Desperate Race to Discredit the Investigation

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Zack Ford

Washington, D.C., February 6, 2018 – In the latest edition of Yeomans Work, “Trump’s Desperate Race to Discredit the Investigation,” AFJ Goldfarb Fellow for Justice Bill Yeomans explains that President Trump’s emerging legal strategy “which is consistent with litigious tactics in his business career — is to embroil Mueller in protracted litigation.”

This strategy explains Trump’s emerging reluctance to agree to an interview with Mueller. “Trump’s lawyers wisely recognize that he cannot be put in a situation in which lying is a crime. He will lie. Mueller probably will respond with a grand jury subpoena, which Trump can challenge in court, launching litigation that will postpone his day of reckoning and divert Congress and the country from the substance of his lawbreaking.”

The question, writes Yeomans, is “whether Mueller will act quickly enough for his investigation to prove effective.”

Yeomans Work focuses on the challenges to the justice system in the era of Trump. Bill Yeomans is available for media interviews. Contact Laurie Kinney, Communications Director, at or 202-464-7367.