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Dowd and Trump’s personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, “went to Mueller's office and re-enacted the mock interview” with the hope of convincing Mueller that Trump couldn’t testify because he is a pathological liar. “He just made something up. That’s his nature,” Dowd reportedly told Mueller.Und was passierte dann?
Dowd then explained to Mueller and Quarles why he was trying to keep the president from testifying: “I’m not going to sit there and let him look like an idiot. And you publish that transcript, because everything leaks in Washington, and the guys overseas are going to say, ‘I told you he was an idiot. I told you he was a goddamn dumbbell. What are we dealing with this idiot for?’ ”Trump ist nicht nur zu blöde! Er ist so unfassbar dämlich, dass das die nationale Sicherheit gefährden würde, wenn es ein Transkript davon gäbe.
“John, I understand,” Mueller replied, according to Woodward.