Nick Givas on May 4, 2018

Former assistant U.S. attorney and National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy said Friday the Justice Department should do everything in its power to stop Robert Mueller from interviewing President Donald Trump.

“They should not at the Justice Department allow Mueller to even request an interview, unless they can show there is a serious crime that President Trump is somehow complicit in it,” said McCarthy on “Fox & Friends.” “If they can’t show those things, the Justice Department should not allow Mueller even to request an interview.”

McCarthy said Mueller’s team should not be able to secure an interview with the president under oath, unless they can actually prove he was involved in something nefarious.

“You would want that. You would want an arrangement where he’d be under oath,” McCarthy said. “But because he’s the president, they shouldn’t be allowed to get it unless they can make that high showing.”

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