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Former Federal Prosecutor Says Trump Must Sit Down with Mueller — Or Resign

This shouldn't even be a question.

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As Rudy Giuliani and the rest of President Donald Trump's lawyers attempt to lay the groundwork for denying special counsel Robert Mueller and interview, former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman pointed out on MSNBC how ridiculous the whole situation has become.

"Let's step back for a second," he said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" with host Nicolle Wallace. "This is an active, ongoing, legitimate investigation — no matter what the president says. The president of the United States is a subject of that investigation — or, at the very least, it's related to his campaign! What world are we living in where the president of the United States will not sit down for a legitimate interview as part of an investigation? That's shocking!"

He continued: "Every government official that's involved in an investigation sits down and tells it — or they resign."

Wallace acknowledged that her former boss, President George W. Bush, was interviewed by investigators as a part of the Valerie Plame scandal. She also noted that the fact that Trump's lawyers are trying to get him out of it is in itself damning.

"People have told me that from Emmet Flood, to Don McGahn, to Rudy Giuliani, to everyone who has now departed the president's team — no one thinks the president can survive an interview with the special counsel," she said.

"The president can't survive Twitter," Goldman quipped. "Every tweet has a misstatement or a lie."

Watch the clip below:

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.