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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:35 PM

29 Things Trump Couldn't Recall While Answering Mueller's Questions

President Trump was never interviewed by the Special Counsel’s Office. His legal team, fearing their client might trip and fall into a “perjury trap,” negotiated for the president to provide written answers to a set of questions. We learned today, as the first portions of the Mueller report became publicly available, that investigators were not impressed. “We viewed the written answers to be inadequate,” they wrote in the report.

Investigators went on to explain they considered subpoenaing the president, but weighing “the costs of potentially lengthy constitutional litigation” against “the anticipated benefits for our investigation and report,” they ultimately decided to go ahead and finish the report, believing the “substantial quantity” of evidence they’d collected “allowed us to draw relevant factual conclusions on intent and credibility.” In other words: they thought the evidence spoke for itself.

And it had to: The president, who has claimed to have “one of the greatest memories of all time” had some difficulty remembering any details surrounding any of the incidents the special counsel was investigating. From Aras Agalarov to WikiLeaks, here are 29 things Trump could not recall while answering Robert Mueller’s questions.

1. Hearing about the Trump Tower meeting

“I have no recollection of learning at the time that Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, or Jared Kushner was considering participating in a meeting in June 2016 concerning potentially negative information about Hillary Clinton.”

2. Being in Trump Tower on the day of the June 9th Trump Tower meeting

“I have no independent recollection of what portion of these four days in June of 2016 I spent in Trump Tower. This was one of many busy months during a fast-paced campaign, as the primary season was ending and we were preparing for the general election campaign.”

3. Meeting with Paul Manafort hours before the Trump Tower meeting

“My desk calendar indicates I was scheduled to meet with Paul Manafort on the morning of June 9, but I do not recall if that meeting took place. It was more than two years ago, at a time when I had many calls and interactions daily.”

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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/mueller-trump-29-questions-824126/

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:40 PM

1. Everyone says he has this terrific memory

But isn't it curious how his memory lapses when the truth is inconvenient and there could very well be independent testimony that would catch him in a lie? "Gee I don't remember anything about that!" But boy, does he remember every slight, real and imagined, that anyone anywhere has ever done to him!

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:49 PM

2. It's a safe bet that his lawyers wrote all those responses.

It's all 'legal' CYA language.

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