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Randall D. Eliason teaches white-collar criminal law at George Washington University Law School. He blogs at Sidebarsblog.com.
Even if he explicitly sold access to meetings with the White House, it likely would be legal.
A few key takeaways.
Prosecutors are used to not interviewing those at the center of investigations.
No legal privilege is absolute.
This could induce him to cooperate in the Russia investigation, which means trouble for Trump.
It could be more important than whether Trump is a target of Mueller’s inquiry.
Reports of floated pardon offers could give Mueller a way around some legal uncertainties.
He needs a world-class lawyer to save him, but no one will step up.
When it comes to criminal law, all lies are not created equal.
There is plenty of bad, immoral or unethical behavior that is not criminal.