President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Jay Sekulow promised to fight any potential subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller all the way to the Supreme Court, on ABC News “This Week.”
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“A subpoena for live testimony has never been tested in court as to a president of the United States,” Sekulow said, adding that “if you get a subpoena, you file what’s called a motion to quash.” The attorney continued that the motion “will be argued at the district court then it would go to the court of appeals, then it would go to the Supreme Court of the United States.”
Sekulow stressed that a subpoena may not be necessary because Trump may grant Mueller an interview. The president and his legal team have been embroiled in a long running battle with Mueller’s team over the scope of any interview with Trump, the areas that it would cover, and how long it would possibly take.
Trump’s other personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has said in the past that Trump is willing to answer any questions from Mueller on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, but is unwilling to answer questions on possible obstruction of justice.