Legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein Expressed doubts that President Trump would sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I think many of us will believe it when we see him sit down with Mueller. Look, we have no reason to believe almost anything that DT says. What is so extraordinary about him and his presidency is the incessant, compulsive, continual lying,” Bernstein said on CNN.
“We’ve never had a president who lies like this, certainly in the modern era. Even Nixon,” the Watergate reporter added.
Despite publicly stating that he’s willing to speak with Mueller under oath, Trump’s lawyers are urging him not to sit down with Mueller, citing concerns he could be charged with lying to investigators during the interview.
The former journalist said Sunday that Trump’s consistent lying should concern Republicans, adding that some Republican lawmakers appear to be “forming a bodyguard around the president” instead of protecting Mueller’s investigation.
As of January 10, 2018, Trump has made 2,001 false or misleading claims in 355 days, according to The Washington Post database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. That’s an average of more than 5.6 claims a day.