Trump attorney Dowd: Mueller misled collusion defense team - 'monstrous lie and scheme to defraud'

Dowd thinks Mueller intended to deceive defense team from start of probe

Updated: May 27, 2020 - 12:32pm

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A lead attorney for President Trump during special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion says Mueller crafted a perjury trap for the president identical to how the FBI made one for former national security adviser Michael Flynn. 

“Mueller’s scheme was the same one captured in the (newly released) FBI set-up notes pertaining to Flynn,” attorney John Dowd said in an interview Tuesday with Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett. “They knew they had nothing, but using their official power they created and perpetuated the facade of an investigation.” 

Dowd also said his commitment of cooperation and transparency in dealing with Mueller, appointed to learn whether the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russia, was eventually turned against the president, as the special counsel “misled” Trump’s legal team in order to manufacture a crime where none existed.

Mueller concluded his investigation without recommending criminal charges 

Dowd also said in the interview that Mueller learned early in his investigation that there was no evidence of collusion to influence White House race, admitting such in a meeting with the president’s lawyers on March 5, 2018. 

So Mueller shifted the focus of his investigation into whether anybody associated with the campaign obstructed justice to keep his investigation afloat.

On Tuesday, Dowd elaborated on how the special counsel deceived the Trump team:

“As I look back, we had the most perfect trusting relationship with Mueller based on his word and handshake, which held throughout. No paper. Word was solid. They received everything they asked for without a hitch or page missing, including the most intimate notes of conversations with and by POTUS (President of the United States). Every witness they requested testified truthfully. No lying. No grand jury testimony. Mueller affirmed all of this in our March 5 (2018) meeting. How could there be a whisper of obstruction under these circumstances?” 

Dowd said as Mueller persisted in the case, including a request to interview Trump, the president’s lawyers realized that had been “conned all along” by Mueller. He said the situation was clear after their original meeting, on June 16, 2017. 

“Robert Mueller – ‘D.C.’s great man’ – completely and deliberately misled us in order to set up a perjury/false statement trap for POTUS. It was a monstrous lie and scheme to defraud.”

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