Michael Caputo, a former communications advisor for President Trump’s campaign who was recently interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, said that the investigators in the probe seemed to already know the answers to all the questions they asked him.
“Every question they asked me, they already had the answers to,” Caputo said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.
He said that investigators appeared to be “very well prepared” and that Mueller was “still really focused on Russia collusion,” warning Trump against an interview with the special counsel.
“I think the president should stay far, far away from the Mueller investigation,” Caputo said.
“I think I see a little bit more about where they’re headed with this thing, and if the president were sitting in the same situation I was in I would think he wouldn’t want to do it,” he added.
Caputo also said that while investigators asked him about possible Trump-Russia collusion, he wasn’t sure if they had any evidence for it.
“They may still be looking for collusion but I don’t believe they’re finding any of it and I think they’re going to try in another direction with this to try and get to the president,” he said.
The Hill added:
The former aide was also interviewed last week by the Senate and House intelligence committees in their investigations into Russian election interference.
Trump’s lawyers are negotiating with Mueller’s team about a possible interview with the president in the probe.
Trump told reporters last week that he would “love” to talk to Mueller but if only if he’ll be “treated fairly.”